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No. 1 




Editorial 9 

Chapel Notes 1 1 

School Notes 1 2 

Old Boys' Notes 16 

The June Closing '.. 20 

The June Matriculation Examinations 23 

Scholarships at Ashbury 25 

Through The Years 26 

Cadet Corps Notes 31 


Cricket 35 

Senior Football 39 

Intermediate Football 46 

Soccer 49 

Library Notes 56 

Dramatics 58 

Exchanges 59 

Peace in Our Time 63 

Ha I lowe'en 64 

Twenty Years After 65 

How Will You Have Your News Sir? 67 

Ma I n St reet 68 

My Trip To Europe 69 

The Coup De Grace 72 

The Rustic Moralist 73 

Egyptian Nectar 74 

"Bubble Gum" Budley Birk 76 


Edi toria I 81 

Junior School Notes 82 

Junior Soccer .__ ..L 83 

The Art Club 85 

Reflections of an Artist _ 87 

King Cnut „ 88 

Aeroplanes — . 89 

The Greatest Voyage of Drake 89 



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The Queen's College, Oxford. 

Senior Master 

J. W. JOHNSON, B.Sc, Research Diploma, 
University of Toronto and Oxford; I O.D.E. Scholar, 1928. 

University of Bishop's College, Lennoxville. 

A. D. BRAIN, B.A., 
University of Toronto; Sometime Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford. 

New College, Oxford. 

E. B. MERCER, B.Sc, 
Dalhousie University, Halifax. 

W. A. G. McLEISH, B.A., 
McMaster University, Hamilton. 


Miss M. Birch 

Dietician and Nurse Matron 
Miss F Moroni, R.N. 




Standing: D Maclaren, F. E. Bronson, D. M. Sneli, G. W. Green, J. K. C. Wallace 
Seated: L. J. McCallum, R. W. Stedman, T. H W. Read, H. M Porritt Esq, W A. Grant, A. 

Cowans, J. C. Viets. 
In Front: D. M. Key, J. W. Howe. 



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H. M. Porritt, Esq., MA 


J. E. Hyndman 

Arttng Editor 

T. H. W. Read 

W. A. Grant 

AHBortalr EJiitnra 

D. Maclaren 

G. W. Green 

J. C. Viets 

F. E. Bronson 

D. M. Snel 


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D. M. Key 

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J. W. Howe 

A. R. Cowans 

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J. K. C. Wallace R. W. Stedman 



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R. W. Stedman 
D. Maclaren 

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Cadet Lieut. D. Maclaren 

Battalion Sergeant- Major 

I. A Barclay 

W. A. Grant 
J. C. Viets 


V. J. Wilgress 

Corps Leader 

Cadet Capt. J. C. Viets 


Cadet Lieut. W. A. Grant 

Platoon Leaders 
Warrant Officers 

I. A. Barclay 
L J. McCallum 

J. K. C. Wallace 

Cadet Lieut. R. W. Stedman 

Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant 

L. J. McCallum 


R. A. Borden 


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R. B. Main 

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SO MUCH — too much possibly — has been written about the September crisis in 
international politics that there would seem to be no fresh viewpoint that has 
not already been expressed, no avenue of thought that the seers and progrosti- 
cators of the radio and press did not explore. There is, however, one aspect of those 
momentous days that is of particular interest to us, and one that calls for comment, 
we think, and that is the effect of the crisis on a community of boys such as ours. 

It was only natural that older people, whose memory of the last war is still green, 
should have been deeply concerned with the situation. It was not so natural that 
young people should have interested themselves as they did in events which, to them, 
must have seemed so far away, especially when we recollect that not a boy in the 
School was born when the last armistice was signed and the world was supposedly 
made safe for democracy. The peril to them must have seemed less imminent, and 
the tram of suffering that war would bring less real than it did to their parents. But 
what they fortunately lacked in previous experience they made up in the way they 
brought their reasoning powers to bear on the threat, as they saw it. 

Elsewhere in this issue there is printed an article which deals briefly with the 
radio as a medium of propaganda and information in times of national danger. 
Whatever our views as to the colour of the information imparted during that last week 
in September, there can be no denying that the effect of those news broadcasts on 
the School was immense. Everyone had different second-hand views, dependent on the 
twist of a dial, and each free period and off-time half hour would result in some 
variation of the last news bulletin. Conversation switched from games to prepared- 
ness, and for a brief season the sports page in the daily press received only secondary 

But nothing is an unmixed evil, and even the most fictitious description of hap- 
penings abroad as witnessed by an N.B.C. commentator had its value. It was able, 
for the first time in history, to bring home to potential soldiers before the outbreak of 
war the horrible prospect of military conflict in our present order of civilization. In 
1914 no such medium existed, and to us in Canada war never showed its true colours 
until too late, until it had already involved the whole world. Three thousand miles 
of water between ourselves and the scene of conflict seemed, then, such a reasonable 
guarantee that our shores at least would remain inviolate. Today's youth, however, 
harbours no such illusions. It has heard, albeit in a foreign tongue, and has read 
translations of. Hitler's diatribes and fulminations, and removed from the influence 
of mass hysteria has been able to judge reasonably of their worth. War today holds 
for it no attractions, as it may have done to the young men of 1914. The braid of a 
soldier's uniform is, today, only recognized as a symbol of rank in a branch of 
notional defence, and the grim task of war's business would only be entered upon in 
the full realization of its real significance, shorn of all attractiveness and false 

For this true picture, at least, we ought to be thankful. 





l\ T Read Over on June 17th Dr. Woollcombe, Founder and former Headmaster 
of Ashbury, took the service in the Chapel. 

Mr. Archdale has continued taking the majority of the services on Sundays this 
term, preaching at Matins, and Dr. Woollcombe has taken the Communion Service 
each month. We v/ere interested to read that when our former Headmaster read 
Matins at All Saints' recently the Service was broadcast. 

We welcome Mr. Hugh Huggins, B.A., LL.B., as School Organist. Mr. Huggins 
is Organist at All Saints' Church and plays for us at morning prayers on each week- 
day. His accompaniments are a great encouragement to singing and a noticeable 
increase in those trying to sing is largely due to his playing. 

On Sundays Miss Elsie Preece plays for the School. 

Along with other parts of the buildings that received attention this summer, the 
Chapel came in for its share of improvement, and a new carpet was laid down the 
aisle. It is red like the one before it. 

As was the case last year, the Prefects are again reading the lessons. The 
Prefect-on-Duty for the day reads the lesson at evening prayers and on Sunday 
morning the lesson is read by Barclay. 

On October 16th the Boarders went to All Saints' for Matins, when Dr. Wooll- 
combe preached the sermon. This was the first visit the School has made to this 
city church for many years and we hope to go there again at some future date. 

On October 23rd Mr. Porntt delivered an address at morning service. 

Two guest preachers have addressed the School in the Chapel this term, the 
Rev. Howard Clarke, Acting Rector of the Cathedral, and Mr. MacDermot, Principal 
of Upper Canada College, Toronto. 

As was the case last year, friends of the School and Old Boys have attended our 
services on Sundays, and we are always glad to have them with us. 



WE are pleased to announce that the follovv'ing have joined the Board of 
Governors of Ashbury: the Hon. Mr. Justice Barclay, Dr. T. H. Leggett, D. 
Ross McMaster and Shirley E. Woods. The latter two are Old Boys of the 

When we arrived back in September the smoothness with which our taxi 
uj^ to the front door immediately attracted our attention downwards: a new 
tarvia driveway had been laid during the holidays. This makes a tremen- 
dous difference to the approach to the School and enhances its general appearance 
greatly. A new roof has also been put on the building and fire doors set in at all 
appropriate places. To complete the present rejuvenation we are indebted to Mrs. 
H. S. Southam for a new flag pole which has been set up at the top of the senior field. 
As regards future improvements we quote the following from the Ottawa Citizen of 
October 1 5th : 

Wire Fence at Ashbury 

"A wire fence to cost in the neighborhood of $1,300 is to be erected at Ashbury 
L-ollege School, Rockcliffe, in the near future. At present a stone wall borders the 
school property facing on Mariposa avenue and runs for a short distance along the 
eastern boundary of the grounds. The new fence will continue this eastern wall to 
Maple Lane and along to the western boundary. The fencing will be about five feet 

Now, at the moment of going to press, the fence is practically finished. It is a 
great improvement and enhances the whole appearance of the School grounds. 

It IS with regret that we record the resignation from the Staff of the House- 
master, Mr. E. C. N. Edwards, who has returned to England. Both Mr. and Mrs. 
Edwards leave many friends behind them, and to them and Neale the Ashburian 
offers its best wishes for the future. Mr. Edwards is now on the Staff of West- 
minster School. 

We have also said good-bye this year to Miss Hammill and Sergeant-Major 
Stone who have left Ashbury. Miss Hammill has been many years connected with 
the School and her retirement will call forth from all Old Boys who read this issue 
of the Ashburian expressions of regard and good wishes. 

We welcome to the Staff Mr. E. B Mercer, a graduate in mathematics of Dcl- 
housie University, where he distinguished himself by winning an Entrance Scholarship 
and later the Sidney C. Gland Scholarship. Mr. Mercer is assisting Mr. Johnson in 
the moths, and science department. 

We also extend a hearty welcome to Mr. W. A G McLeish, a graduate in Arts 
of McMaster University. Mr. McLeish also holds Interim Diplomas from the 
Ontario College of Education, University of Toronto, in Teaching, and Physical 


Education, and is in charge of all gymnasium work in the School. This year the Boys 
are learning Danish drill, and under Mr. McLeish's direction a regular course of 
exercises is being followed with a view to developing correctly the various muscles 
of the body. 

We were sorry to hear of Mrs. Roper's death just after the June issue had gone 
to press, and the Ashbunan, on behalf of the School, offers to His Grace the Arch- 
bishop Its sincere sympathy. If this expression of sympathy is late it is only because 
this is the first issue of the Magazine to be printed since His Grace's bereavement. 

The School offers its heartiest congratulations to Mr. Waterfield upon his en- 
gagement to Miss Daphne Sampson of Sidmouth, Devon, England. 

On June 16th the Right Reverend L. W. B. Broughall, Lord Bishop of Niagara, 
paid a brief, informal visit to the School. His Lordship was in town for the meetings 
of the Synod and stayed with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Brain. 

Mr. and Mrs. Brain have left the Sydenham Court and are now living in the 
Ashbury Annex. 

We were sorry to wake up one morning and find that Miss Birch had been 
whisked off to the hospital to have her appendix removed. Now, however, she is well 
on the road to recovery and we hope will be better shortly. 

Not to be outdone, Hyndman followed in Miss Birch's footsteps, and his appen- 
dix was taken out early in November. As he is this year's Editor of the Ashburian 
this was a great blow to the Magazine Staff. We have to thank Read for filling in as 
Acting Editor just when clamourings for copy became most intense. 

From the Ottawa Journal we learn that Mr. Tanner, who used to teach music 
at Ashbury, was married in September to Miss Muriel Evelyn Butler. The wedding 
took place in Wimbledon, England. 

Miss Frances Claudet, who also in the past has given music lessons at the 
School, has now entered the movies and is featured in a skating picture that was 
made recently in Hollywood. 

Mrs. H. A. Archdale, the Headmaster's mother, has been visiting Canada lately 
and has been staying at Ashbury House. 

The new House ties meet with general approval. The Conncught tie is the 
School red with a narrow white stripe, and the Woollcombe tie is the School green 
with a similar narrow white stripe. Both are extremely neat and together with the 
new Prefects' tie — green with narrow red and white stripes spaced the same distance 
opart — are a pleasant variation from the two old stand-bys, the School tie and the 
Colour tie. The Juniors, of course, still keep their own distinctive tie. 

On Friday, October 7th, Mrs. Brain entertained the Senior Football Squad at 
supper, after which Squadron Leader Harding talked to the team on the subject 


at that time nearest their hearts— the food being finished— rugby. After the talk 
there was a general discussion of the game and features of play. 

On two occasions this term members of the science classes have had the op- 
portunity of hearing interesting and instructive lectures. One evening they went to 
the Research Building to hear Professor Ellis of London University speak on the atom 
and the nucleus, and on the following day they went to the Research Annex to see 
a film dealing with the steel industry. 

On another occasion the School went to Elmwood to hear a lecture on Birds by 
.\>r. Noble Rollins. The illustrations to this lecture added greatly to everybody's 

On Thursday, November 17th, the Headmaster and Staff were At Home to 
Parents and Governors. As will be recalled, the policy of having At Homes periodically 
was inaugurated last year as a means whereby Parents and Masters could meet and 
discuss matters of mutual interest. This function, while social, is different in nature 
to the various other occasions in the school year in which Parents and members of 
the Staff meet, and its official nature is emphasized by the fact that the Masters 
wear their gowns. In a brief speech of welcome the Headmaster, on this occasion, 
mentioned the excellent examination results of last June, results to be found else- 
where in this number of the Ashburian. 

The Headmaster has accepted the invitation of the Headmaster of B.C.S. to 
visit the School for the week-end of December 3rd. At the Sunday morning service 
in St. Mark's Chapel the Headmaster will deliver an address. 

When the Drama League staged Libel in October Mr. Brain was cast in the 
role of Sir Mark Loden. His performance evoked general commendation. 

Not to be outdone by Ashbury, Elmwood intends holding a dance before the end 
of the term. Some boys have already received invitations, and anticipation runs high. 

In the Montreal Gazette of November 23rd, it was officially announced by the 
Ministry of National Defence that Cadet Eric P. Earnshaw would go to England 
shortly for training with the Royal Navy. Earnshaw, it will be remembered, passed 
from Ashbury into the Canadian Navy last June, but has been at School this term 
doing special work preparatory to going to England. He will sail from Halifax in 
the Alaunio on New Year's Day — receiving pay, he informs us, as from the day he 
steps aboard the liner — and will proceed direct to Portsmouth, where he will join 
H MS Erebus. We wish him the best of luck in the Senior Service. 




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SINCE the last issue of the Ashbunan went to press several of our Old Boys have 
married. In June Miss J. W. Wright of Montreal became the wife of Adam 
Fauquier who, it will be remembered, was Head Prefect here 1929-1930, and in 
the same month Dr. Kenneth Mackenzie married Miss Isobel Gillespie of Ottawa. 
To both Old Boys the Magazine offers its heartiest congratulations. At the latter 
wedding Jeffrey Carrique was best man. 

In July Frederick Allan Heubach married Miss Margo Graydon of London, 
Ontario. The wedding took place in Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, with the 
Dean officiating. Tommy Beauclerk was best man; Hugh Cowans, Roger Rowley and 
Eric Beardmore were ushers. The latter also ceased being a bachelor this summer— 
a fact foretold in our last issue, when his engagement to Miss Jean Ritchie was 
announced — and after a honeymoon spent in Honolulu, California and the West they 
have now taken up residence in the Town of Mount Royal. 

Another marriage among the Old Boys was that of John Y. Stanfield, who was 
married this autumn to Miss Margaret Bischoff of Irvington, New Jersey. They were 
married in St. George's Church, Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Harold F. Stanfield acted as 
best man for his brother. Mr. and Mrs Stanfield are now living on Lincoln Avenue, 

Alostair Grant, who was at Ashbury from 1921 to 1925, was married in August 
to Miss Elizabeth Mclnnes of Quebec. Fergus Grant, who was also at the. School, 
was best man, and John Gilmour was one of the ushers. 

The marriage was solemnized in Toronto early in September of Louise Dewar 
and Robert Powell. 

The last marriage to be recorded at the time of going to press is that of Dr. 
J. T. Wilson and Miss Isabel Dickson. "Jock's" wedding took place in Chalmers 
United Church, Ottawa, and the ceremony was performed by the Right Reverend Dr. 
G G. D. Woodside. "Peter" Wilson was his brother's best man. On their return from 
their honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will live on Roseberry Avenue. 

Congratulations to Peter Aylen who is now married and living in Vancouver. 

To all the above Old Boys and their newly acquired wives the Ashburian extends 
its best wishes 

We regret to report the death of John Graham, an Old Boy of some years who 
died during the summer in London, Ontario During the War Mr. Graham was with 
the R A F end since then had been with the Department of Public Works in Western 
Ontario To his fomily we offer our sincere condolences. 


We offer our sympathy too to C. W Fullerton, whose father died in October. 

Lou Bates is in the movies. He is captain of a hockey team in a comedy picture 
called "I See Ice," featuring George Formby, the Lancashire comedian. The picture 
has only recently been released in England, where it was made, and has not yet been 
sent to America. 

At the Closing Exercises at the Royal Military College in June, W. F. Hadley 
won the Governor-General's bronze medal for the cadet obtaining the third highest 
marks throughout the entire course. He also won the Artillery Prize for the highest 
marks in theoretical and practical artillery. Finally, Hadley won an Edith Boulton 
Nordheimer Memorial Prize for the best essay dealing with Canadian and Imperial 
Affairs, and secured a First Class in his Basis Subject. Congratulations. Hadley is now 
at McGill. 

■ Michael MacBnen is B.S.M. at R.M.C this year. MacBrien was Head Prefect 
at Ashbury 1934-1935. 

Major A. C. Evans, who has commanded 'C Company of the 13th Battalion, the 
Black Watch, since 1930 has been promoted to second-in-command of the 2nd 
(42nd) Battalion. 

Flying Officer W. R. MacBnen has been promoted to the rank of Flight Lieu- 

John and Roger Rowley, who are both lieutenants in the Cameron Highlanders 
of Ottawa, earned the Colours at the annual inspection in June. 

Lieutenant-Colonel M. K. Green, who formerly commanded the Royal Canadian 
Regiment in London, Ontario, has been moved to Calgary, Alberta. 

Lieutenant C. V. W. Vickers, 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, is 
to be congratulated on winning for his regiment the trophy for the Officers' Charger 
Class at the regiment's annual horse show in Montreal. He was mounted on a 
dappled grey gelding. Silver Charm, owned by E. J. McVey. The event is open to 
officers of the permanent and non-permanent armed forces of all nations and at- 
tracted entries from the United States as well as Canada. 

J. W. Ritchie has gone to England to take a course preparatory to joining the 
Staff of the Royal Military College, Kingston. 

Keith Davidson has been elected president of the Eastern Ontario Retail Lumber 
Dealers' Association. 

R. W. Denison is working with the International Harvesters Company. 
A. C. Dunning, Head Prefect 1936-1937, passed his first year at Queen's with an 
average of 16%. 

Both Peterson and Lincoln Magor have been playing as substitutes on the Foot- 
ball team at Bishop's University this term, and they have both been awarded their 



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Minor Letter. Magor is also taking an active interest in Dramatics and Debating, 
and when the Australian debaters visited the University recently he led the Bishop's 
team in the debate against the visitors from the Antipodes. Incidentally, his nick- 
name at Bishop's is, we understand, "Ici-on-parle-francais." 

L. F. Burrows is now at McGill and has joined the Kappa Alpha Society, which 
numbers many Old Boys among its members. 

Bill Ellis IS now in residence at Trinity College, University of Toronto, enrolled in 
the Arts Faculty 

J. C Phillips IS also taking Arts, at McMaster University, Hamilton. He is, we 
believe, the first Ashbury boy to attend this university. 

The following are the Officers of the Old Boys' Association for the year 1938- 

President — Randol H. Gault 
Vice-President — J. Campbell Merritt 
Secretary — Norman A. Gait 
Treasurer — Colin J. G. Molson 
Committee— D. Cargill Southam 

— Russell Cowans 
Ottawa Representative — Allan Gill 
Toronto " — James S. P. Armstrong. 

Bob Hyndman, who is now in England, has been continuing with his Art. Living 
in London House, he has attended .the different Art Schools and has also been sketch- 
ing in the country and on the Continent. He recently was offered a commission to 
do a large mural for the Glasgow Exhibition. At the moment he is at work 
illustrating two books by an English author that will be published shortly over there. 

Another Old Boy whose work in Art has been attracting much favourable com- 
ment lately is Eric Riordon. He recently held an exhibition of his paintings in Mon- 

Eric Blackburn has left John Graham Company and, with a friend, has bought 
the Barnard Paper Company. 

Malcolm Grant has been acting with the Drama League, and appeared m 
November in its presentation of the comedy French Without Tears. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ned Rhodes have moved and are now living on Acacia Avenue. 

The Old Boy Tie has been designed and is now in the process of manufacture. 

The following Old Boys have been seen on the School grounds or have visited 
Ashbury since the last issue of the Magazine was published; 

Joseph Pont, Harry Tamplet, Lisnet Emeno, Leonard Jarvis, Britton Francis, C. W. 
Fullerton, G. H. Moffat, W. Ross, Cargill Southam, C J. G. Molson, Randol Gault, 
J. W. Ritchie, Barclay Robinson, R. W Denison, D Wurtele, G. Mallcch, W. F Hadley, 
Norman McCormick, Ian Blair, Massey Baker, Donald Lawson, Bob Southam, Michael 
MacBrien, J. Bedell Hamilton, Keith Henderson. 



ON June 20th, Ashbury College held its closing ceremonies for 1937-38. 
In the morning the First Cricket Team ployed on exhibition match against a 
side representing the Old Boys. There was a splendid turn-out of Old Ash- 
Dunans, and some really good cricket was enjoyed by both sides. The match ended 
in a draw — the perfect result for an Old Boys' Cricket Match. 

Thanks to the rain which fell in the afternoon the actual Closing Ceremonies 
had to be held in the gymnasium instead of outside, as planned. On the platform 
there were present Colonel Newcombe, Chairman of the Board of Governors, and 
Mrs Newcombe, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Southam, Norman Wilson and the Hon. Senator 
Cairine Wilson, the Hon. Mr. Justice H. H. Davis, Gilbert Fauquier, and Dr. G. P. 
Woollcombe, former Headmaster. 

This year the school was most fortunate in having the privilege of being ad- 
dressed by the Hon. Mr. Justice H. H. Davis, who gave a talk at once instructive and 
amusing. Stating that success often depended upon the use made of the "margin 
of time", left after the day's work, Mr. Justice Davis said that, "it is the spirit of the 
day that if you are not well started by forty you may not get started at all. If you 
are going to make good in the world it is necessary that you start young." The 
speaker concluded his remarks with a description of an address he had heard many 
years ago from Lord Morley on the occasion of the famous historian being presented 
with an honorary degree at the University of Toronto. Lord Morley referred to one 
of two fundamental ideas which he thought young people should have. They were, 
the speaker said, "That there is a difference between right and wrong, and there is 
a relation between cause and effect." 

Mr. Archdale, the Headmaster, then presented his annual report in which he 
stressed not only the fine showing of the school in both studies and athletics but 
also the health of the School during the post year. He also thanked Mrs. C. H. 
Buck, the Principal of Elmwood, and Miss J. S. Austin, Principal of Rockcliffe Public 
School, for their co-operation in various activities. He extended to Col. Wurtele, 
MC, and the officers of the G.G.F.G. his appreciation of their help in making the 
Cadet Corps a success. He also congratulated Copt. Johnson, who as the cadet in- 
structor was directly responsible for the fine showing of the Cadets on their parades. 

Col. Newcombe thanked both Mr Archdale and Mr. Justice Davis on behalf of 
the Board of Governors for their speeches. Speaking of the latter, he said that, 
"in the opinion of those who know him, no man in Canada has more thoroughly at- 
tained to his ideals and done more to create the highest respect for the traditions 
of his profession, the integrity of the bench and the urge to public service." 

Col. Newcombe also paid tribute to Dr. Woollcombe who retired a few years 
ago, "after forty odd years of service as Founder and Headmaster of Ashbury," and 













who was present once again at the school closing. The Chairman then called upon 
W. H. Ellis to give the valedictory address. 

Speaking for the class of 1938, Ellis expressed their gratitude for the years 
spent at Ashbury and the training and help they had received. 

The prizes for both study and sports were then presented by Mrs. Newcombe, 
Senator Cainne V^ilson and Mrs. H. S. Southam. Prominent among the prize winners 
was L. F. Burrows, who won both the Governor-General's Medal and the 'Southam 
Cup. Mr. Archdale read out the names of the recipients as follows: 

L. F. Burrows, W. H. Ellis (standard prize) 

J. Brown. 

E. D. Wilgress and D. M. Stewart, A. B. R. Lawrence and J. E. 

Hyndman (standard prizes) 

G. W. Green, B. P. Mordy and H. M. Hughson (standard prizes) 

G. R. Goodwin. 

R. G. R. Lawrence. 
Set VII. D. M. Key. 
Special prizes were: 

Science: J. C. Viets. 

French: W. H. Ellis. 

Mathematics : J. C. Viets. 

Latin: W. A. Grant. 

Junior Oral French: J. McLaren and F. Rossi Longhi. 

Public Speaking: W. A. Grant (senior), G. W. Green (intermediate), R. G. R. 

Lawrence (junior). 
Art Prize, donated by Mr. A. A. V. Waterfield: A. L. Key. 
Nelson Shield: W. H. Ellis. 

Porritt Cup, Debating Society, Dramatics: D. Maclaren. 
Wilson Prize, batting average: I, A. Barclay; 
bowling average: W. A. Grant. 
Southam Bat: R. B. Mam. 
School Trophy: D. M. Key. 
Connaught Cup: G. Murray. 
Roberts-Allan Cup: A. L. Key. 
Wiggins Cup, Tennis: C. R. Burrows (senior) 

C. R. Burrows (under 15) 
Badminton: J. M. Brown (senior) 

C. R. Burrows (junior) 
Wilson House Shield: Connaught House. 




Bock Row: R W. Stedmon, D Maclaren, L J. McCoilum 
Front Row; J C Viets, W A Grant (Head Prefect), I A Barclay 




lLOW we publish last June's examination results in the Toronto mgtriculation 

L. F. Burrows: Physics 1st: Chemistry 2nd: Latin Authors 2ncl: Latin Comp. 2ncl: 
French Authors 2nd: French Comp. 2nd: English Comp. C: English Lit. C. 

W. H. Ellis: English Lit. 1st: Trig. 2nd: Physics 2nd: Chemistry 1st: Latin 
Authors 2nd: Latin Comp. 2nd: French Authors 1st: French Comp. 1st: 
Algebra 3rd: Geom. C. 

W. A. Grant: English Comp. 1st: English Lit. 2nd: Trig. 2nd: Latin Authors 1st: 
Latin Comp. 2nd: French Authors 1st: French Comp. 2nd: Algebra C. 

D. Maclaren: Trig. 2nd: Physics 2nd; Algebra C: Geom. C. 

J. C. Phillips: English Comp. 1st: English Lit. 2nd: Trig. 2nd: Latin Authors 2nd: 
Latin Comp. 1st: French Authors 2nd: French Comp. 2nd: Algebra C: 
Geometry C. 

T. H. W. Read: English Comp. 2nd: Trig. 1st: Physics 2nd: Chemistry 1st: 
English Lit. C: Algebra C: Geom. 2nd. 

R. W. Stedman: Trig. 2nd: Physics 2nd: Geometry C. 

J. C. Viets: Algebra 1st: Geometry 2nd: Trig. 1st: Physics 1st: Chemistry 1st. 

V. J. Wilgress: Trig. 1st: Physics 2nd: Algebra 3rd: Geometry C. 

The following analysis of the results may be of interest — 

Papers 1st Class 2nd Class Failures Percentage 
Written Honours Honours of Passes 

(75-100) (66-74) 

Upper School 61 17 27 2 97% 

Middle School - 88 31 39 3 97% 






We are happy to be able to announce that the first winner of a Coronation 
Scholarship at Ashbury is the son of an old boy. Jeffrey Hughson was awarded a 
Scholarship in September. He is the son of J. W. Hughson (1902-1908). 

We also have another holder of the Leonard Foundation Scholarship in David 

We will be glad to hear of any likely candidates, either for the Coronation 
Scholarships which are open to all boys under fourteen and consist of a competitive 
examination, or for the Leonard Foundation Scholarships which are open to all boys 
of fourteen years and over, especially to the sons of Clergymen, School Teachers, 
Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, and graduates of the R.M.C. of 
Canada, Members of the Mining end Metallurgical Institute of Canada. There is no 
examination for this, but candidates are selected by the Board of Trustees. 



LAST year the Ashburian reprinted some extracts from past numbers and the 
favourable comment thereon has encouraged us to make it a regular feature. 
Below will be found some extracts from the Ashbunon of 1909, c period when 
the Ashburian was revived after a short interval. 

It is to be hoped that these extracts will prove interesting to both past and 
present members of the school. 

(The school has not in its /possession any copies of the Ashbiiriivi f^rez'ioits to 
1909. The Editors would be z-ery grateful for the opf'ortunitx of looking at any 
which may be in the possession of an Old Boy.) 

The first extract is from the Editorial in the first issue of 1909 and it is in- 
teresting to notice that ive are still making the same appeal without z'ery great 

Lost of our long list of interesting features comes that of original contributions. 
I he editors are anxious to encourage the boys in this. The writing of good English 
is a rare and valuable accomplishment — and the greatest help to its attainment is 
the sight of one's work in print. There is no better test. In view of the above we 
invite contributions in prose or verse — on any subject whatever — summer trips, week- 
end experiences, fiction, or upon any sport. These, if accepted, will be printed under 
the signature of the author — no anonymous contribution being accepted. 

Coming under the head of original contributions will be letters from Old Ash- 
burians. These will be of the greatest interest to the present boys and staff, and it is 
hoped that any Old Boy who reads this page will confer a favour upon the editors by 
sending in a letter about his present life, amusements, and his recollections of the 

The reference to Boy Scouts causes one a pang of regret that in a school of 
this sice there is hardly room for both Cadet Carps and Bo\ Scouts. That both 
were at that time lire institutions is seen by the following passage: 

Lately — in response to a desire on the part of the Juniors — the Baden-Powell 
Boy Scout movement was introduced into the College. The work has been under- 
taken by Mr. Hooper, who was secretary for the Hamilton organization last year, and 
G council, consisting of the Ashbury Staff. 

As It IS not the desire of Scouts to be conspicuous or to advertise their presence, 
little is being heard of the growth of the movement. The Scout sign, however, is 
being exchanged between a greoter number of boys each week, the significant tie- 


knot is becoming noticeable, and silent messages are daily being transmitted across 
ever-widening distances from hill-side to hill-side. 

No small pains are being taken this term to turn out a really smart and business- 
like Cadet Corps. Two parades are being held every week, which all Seniors attend; 
but there is still considerable lee-way to make up, and we shall not acquit ourselves 
honourably at the Inspection unless the drills are carried out with more energy and 
keenness. Much will depend upon the N.C.O.'s and in particular upon the sergeants, 
both in keeping strict discipline in the ranks, and in setting an example of smartness. 
Boys sometimes make disappointing N.C.O's It requires moral courage to order 
about one's school -fellows — not a little natural dignity to fulfill in a becoming man- 
ner a position of temporary superiority. Thus the position of sergeant in a School 
Corps IS something of a test of character; it is often the first taste of leadership that 
a boy gets; but if he has any real "grit" in him he will prove himself master of the 
situation after the first few drills. 

The next three e.rtraets need no couunent: 

In smaller things 'of equal importance though) — the proper sporting spirit in 
all games during the holidays — decent behaviour and manners, a modest rather than 
a boastful air — an absence of that eternal flow of silly, would-be-smart jokes (all 
a hundred years old generally); in these too great credit accrues, not only to the boys, 
but to the school to which they belong. If our chaps stand during the playing of the 
National Anthem, instead of hustling into their overcoats like the crowd, if they 
attend to the wants of others before their own, if they show respect for the opinions 
and wishes of their parents and elders, and thus, outside the School show super- 
iority over others, they will do as much for Ashbury as do those who win the games 
and pass the exams. 

Thus the out-of-sehool test is the only real one. We get to think a lot of our- 
selves and our powers sometimes. Then we meet outsiders and get a rude but salu- 
tary "jolt". After a while these disappointments have their effect, and we find 
ourselves improving — really improving. 

Last term a little surprise was "sprung on us all" when, in roll call, the Head- 
master announced that a new honorary position was to be created among us. He 
called forward M. O'Halloran and, after congratulating him upon the steady interest 
he had always taken in the welfare of the College — upon his hard work in coaching 
the Junior football team to victory, and the attitude he had always taken in putting 
Ashbury first and self last — greeted him as first Ashbury School Captain 

Three hearty cheers and a tiger were at once given the new Captain by the 
whole School. 


The game of Badminton — a cross between "Battledore and Shuttlecock" and 
Tennis" — has been started in the Gym., where ample room is found for a double 
court. It's only drawback is perhaps the fact that but four players can take part at 
one time. 

Last year wc put in a passage about the changing of the colours of the School, 
and this tee do again, making a longer extract as ice consider it of some interest 
and importance. 

After some hesitation and a good deal of deliberation the Headmaster arrived 
at a momentous conclusion some two months ago. He decided to change the colours 
of the School. 

There were many reasons for taking this important step. The old colours — blue 
are red — while satisfactory enough for a good many years, are now no longer dis- 
tinctive. Tuques, sweaters, stockings in different combinations of these two colours 
have become so common that they are no longer associated with any particular 
institution — every boy wears them, all shops sell them. 

Now it is easy enough to know all the rules regarding colour combinations, and 
not hard to pick out the colours which are pleasing to the eye on a field or rink; 
but it was found impossible to get any combination of two colours not already adopted 
by someone else. Then three were tried. Again it was found that nearly all the 
combinations of three were already taken. However, there was one group that, at 
least in Ottawa, had not apparently, been thought of; namely, cardinal, white and 
dark green. This being finally decided on, the question of design came next. The 
present Editor was given the cheerful task of designing the caps, coats, sweaters, 
stockings, etc. and he had many a struggle over it. Finally, he produced a set which 
was approved. Then an artist was necessary to paint the plate for an engraving in 
colours. One of our boys. Jack Harvey, being sufficiently talented, undertook the 
task, and carried it out very creditably. 

To shoic ichat terribly rough fellows the Juniors xcere in the Old Days we 
have inserted an account of a hockey match, just as it appeared, and bv -wax of 
contrast we folloxc it up with a paragraph on cricket, emphasizing its high ethical 


The return match was played on Dey's nnk on Gladstone Avenue, on Saturday, 
January 28th. The two teams had agreed to play on January 21st, but owing to 
some misunderstanding, they found the nnk taken by two other teams. The match 
was therefore postponed until the following Saturday. Unfortunately there was no 
efficient referee available, and both sides indulged in rough play. In the second half 


this was carried to excess, and as far as the spectators were concerned, the game 
lost all interest. Cliffsides scored the first goal, but it was not long before Bowie 
equalized. Shortly before half time Cliffsides scored again with an easy shot and 
at half-time the score was 2 - 1 in favour of Cliffsides. 

In the second half Hennessey II scored and the referee allowed it. But after 
much protesting by Cliffsides, he changed his mind and gave it off-side. From the 
face-off Hennessey I, secured the puck and scored. Soon after Bowie scored again. 
For the rest of the game Ashbury was on the defensive. CI iff side failed to score 
again, and when the whistle blew for time, the score was 3 - 2 in favour of Ashbury. 

The team was as follows: 

Reid I <Goah, Birkett II (point), Hennessey I 'cover point), Bowie (centre), 
Maclaren I (right wing), Reid II deft wing^, Maunsell (rover). 

Now that summer is almost upon us, thoughts naturally turn toward the greatest 
of all summer sports — cricket. With our new field, this year should see a revived 
interest in the grand old game. It isn't a noisy game; it isn't a particularly strenu- 
ous game, but it is a thoroughly clean, scientific game, and as such should appeal 
to all Ashburians. 

IVc cud zcifh the Old Boys' Xcws of that issue: 


Among the "Old Boys" who have been distinguishing themselves by playing 
Hockey in different parts of the country are: Donny Blair and Grey Mason, who are 
figuring on the McGill seven; Guy Bowie who is starring for Maniwaki; Charlie Read, 
who is playing with St. Jovite in the Northern Quebec League; Stanley Wright of 
the R.M.C. team and Tom Carling of the Cliffsides II in the Ottawa City League. 

E. F. Newcombe, an old Ashbury boy, who has been distinguishing himself at 
McGill, IS Prime Minister of the Mock Parliament of that College. 

Alex. Anderson, who left Ashbury for R.M.C and went from there to McGill is 
on the Rifle Team at the latter college. With the added facilities that we have for 
learning to shoot, we hope to hear of more Ashbury boys figuring on the Rifle teams 
of the different colleges. 

Eric Irwin, another one-time Ashbury boy, was on the McGill football team which 
gave Varsity such a close run. 

Frank Codville, an old Ashbury boy, who is now at R.M.C recently won a boxing 
championship there, in the 135 lb. class. 



Officers and Warrant Officers 

btondij-a. __::-:-:. <'Li-.rt._r'ro-'cf-lcrg':cnt ! J McCallum, Ccdet Lieut. 

R W. Stedmon, Codet Lieut. D. Moclaren, Battalion Sergeont- 

Major I. A. Bcrclcv. 
Seated: Cadet Lieut. V/ A. Grant, Cadet Capt J. C Viets 



By Cadet Captain J. C. Viets. 

Promotions: The only promotions made so far, namely those of the Cadet Officers 
and Cadet Warrant Officers, are shown with the School Officers at the beginning 
of the Magazine. An N. C. O.'s class, made up of any members of the Corps 
who care to join, has been started. An encouraging response was made and 
some twenty-four cadets are now working for the tests, on the basis of which the 
remaining promotions will be made. From the keen work shown it is not going to 
be easy to make the final choice. The Corps has recently obtained five new ser- 
geant's sashes, worn for the first time on Remembrance Day. 

Remembrance Day Parade: November 1 1th, was a warm day this year so the Corps 
was able to parade to the Hill without greatcoats, and thus the work spent on 
brass-work and leather was not obscured by heavy covering. On his occasion the 
Corps marched, as it has in the past, with the Governor-General's Footguards, 
with which regiment we are proud to be affiliated. The Guards, incidentally, 
looked very smart in their new grey greatcoats. After the parade the Corps 
was addressed by Col. Price in the Guards' Officers' Mess, when the unit was 
congratulated on its smartness. We hove to thank Col. Wurtele and the 
Officers for the hospitality extended to us on this occasion. 

Shooting: In the D.C.R.A. this year the senior team in shooting raised its percentage 
from 86.33 to 90.87, and the junior team from 79.91 to 86.79. Both teams 
moved from 3rd to 2nd class, and several places up in the list. Grant is to be 
congratulated in winning the Strathcona Shooting Medal, awarded for the best 
Shot in the school. 

First Aid: One Senior and two Junior First Aid teams have been entered in the 
Wallace Nesbitt Trophy competitions. 

Captain Johnson is again O.C the Corps, and the success of the boys' shoot- 
ing and their smartness on parade only reflects on his patience and training. 









Stonding. E D Wilgress, V J Wilgress, C R Burrows, L. r. tiurrows, J K C. Wallace, G. H. Murray, 

R W Sfedmon 
Seoted- L J McCoilum, W A Grant, I A Barclay (Captain), R B Mam, J C Phillips. 

A R. Cowans (Scorer). 



THE SEASON, 1938. 
Reviewed by I. A. Barclay, Captain First XI. 

THIS year's team was a very young one, but its keenness and the untiring efforts 
of Mr. Brain soon made up for the fact that there were only four members of 
last year's team back. Owing to this the team was slow in starting, but soon 
Mr. Brain's energetic coaching bore fruit and after the first two games some very 
satisfactory results were shown. Although there was not the necessary scoring 
punch, a very strong defensive team began to develop. The standard of bowling was 
good all season, and the support given to them in the field was all that could be 
asked for. 

The experience that we gained in the two games with New Edinburgh and 
Cathedral Cricket Clubs was very beneficial. And we would like to take this oppor- 
tunity to thank these teams for making possible these very enjoyable games. 

We won our annual fixture with L.C.C., but lost to B.C.S. by the narrow margin 
of six runs. We were unfortunate in this game in having one of our best batsmen 
run out before he received a ball. On Closing Day we had the most enjoyable Old 
Boys Match of many years. They put us in, and some twenty of our ancestors pro- 
ceeded to field out to us in relays, to the excellent bowling of Powell and Snelling. 
We declared shortly after lunch and, in spite of a delightful innings by Oppe, managed 
to get out ten of our opponents. Their ranks, however, were not yet demolished, and 
the game was very properly adjudged a draw. 

As all but two of last year's team will be back for next season we are looking 
forward with confidence to a good year. 

By A. D. Brain, Esq. 

I. A. BARCLAY, Captain, 3rd year on team. Led his team with great ability and 
keenness both by precept and example. A left-handed batsman with a sound 
defence who punishes short pitched bowling very effectively: should strive to 
develop his forward play. His right arm medium pace bowling was the mainstay 
of the attack: he has a good command of length, breaks back sharply and can 
always be depended on to keep an end going. A safe field anywhere close to 
the wicket. 

By I. A. Barclay, Captain First XI. 

W. A. GRANT, 3rd year on team. As a batsman he did not really fulfill the promise 
of the last two years. He is rather apt to get himself out at the start of his 
innings, but once set, scores freely with good shots, especially on the off. De- 
veloped into an excellent slow medium bowler. A good field. 


R. B. MAIN, 1st year on team. A much improved cricketer with some really good 
forcing shots. His defence is rather crude, but a little more experience should 
improve it greatly. If he takes pains he may develop into a useful pace bowler 
next year. A good field who is frequently brilliant in the slips. 

J. C. PHILLIPS, 1st year on team. A powerful left-handed batsman who made runs 
when they were badly wanted. His ground fielding and catching at silly mid- 
off were remarkable, and of great value to the team. 

McCALLUM, 2nd year on team. A stylish bat who needs to improve his defence on 
the leg stump. Very quick in the field, but must learn how to throw to the 
wicket accurately. 

WILGRESS I, 1st year on team. Kept wicket well although inexperienced. Should 
be very valuable next year. Shows promise as a hitter. 

WILGRESS II, 1st year on team. Has the makings of an opening batsman. A slow 
bowler with a deceptive flight but must learn to pitch the ball up and not 
bowl to leg. 

WALLACE, 1st year on team. Has greatly improved his batting and with more ex- 
perience should score freely. Fields and throws well but must cultivate alertness. 

STEDMAN, 1st year on team. Has some good shots on the off, but is apt to get 
himself out through over-eagerness. A keen field. 

BURROWS I, 1st year on team. Has a good forward stroke and a well-timed straight 
drive but should not try to score fast before he is set. A good field, with a safe 
pair of hands and a fine return to the wicket. 

BURROWS II, 1st year on team. Has a good pair of wrists but must watch the ball 
more closely. An excellent field. 

^^URRAY I, 3rd year on team A good field with an exceptional throwing arm. 

The following were awarded their 1st XI Cricket Colours; — 

W. A. Grant, R. B. Main, J. C. Phillips. 
The following members of the 1 st XI were awarded their 2nd Colours with Crest :- 
J. C Phillips, Wilgress I, Wilgress II, Burrows I, Burrows 11, Wallace, Stedman. 
The following was awarded his 2nd Colours; — 



Played in Montreal, May 28th. 

Palmer, o 
Cape, b- 
Lewis, b. 
Alger, b. 
Dodds, c. 
Sweet, b. 
Mill, not 
Extras - 


L. C. C. 

Grant 2 



c. Wilgress I, b. Barcioy..- 

I, b. Grant 

I b.w. Barclay 

II, I. b.w. Barclay 

Grant = 

Barclay, b. Grant 



Barclay 4 for 8 
Grant 6 for 34 

Second Innings 

Palmer, c. Burrows II, b. Grant 

Cape, b. Grant- 

Lewis, c. Wallace, b. Barclay 

Maitland, b. Barclay 

Campbell I, I. b.w. Grant - 

Cochand, b. Grant 

Campbell II, c. Burrows I, b. Grant.. 

Alger, b. Grant 

Dodds, b. Barclay 

Sweet, not out 

Mill, c. McCallum, b. Barclay. 



Barclay 4 for 16 
Grant 6 for 17 











Barclay, b. Sweet 

Wilgress II, b. Sweet 

Main, b. Campbell II - 

McCallum, b. Sweet 

Grant, b. Sweet 

Stedmon, b. Campbell I 

1, run out 

c. Campbell II, b. Sweet_ 

b. Campbell II 

II, b. Campbell II 

I, not out 

Murray I 







Second Innings 

Barclay, b. Sweet 

Wilgress II, b. Campbell I 

Main, c. Maitland, b. Sweet 

McCallum, b. Sweet 

Grant, c. Dodds, b. Palmer 

Stedman, I. b.w. Palmer 

Wilgress 1, b. Campbell II 

Wallace, not out 

Burrows I, not out 


TOTAL for 7 wickets.. 







Murray 1 
Burrows 1 1 


) Did not bat 

Result; Ashbury won by 26 runs and 3 wickets. 

Played at Ashbury, June 4th. 

B. C. S. 

Buch, b. Barclay 

Packard, b. Barclay. 

Molson, c. Moin, b. Barclay. 

Smith, b. Grant — 

Whittall, c. Main, b. Barcloy. 

Sewell, b. Grant 

Black, c. Stedman, b. Barclay 

Collier, b. Barclay 

Dodds, I. b.w. Barclay 

Duclos, I. b.w. Grant ^ 

Beckett, not out .--. -. - 

Extras - - -- ^ ' 


Barclay, b. Sewell - — 

Wilgress I, c. and b. Whittall.. 

Main, run out 

Grant, b. Whittall 

Wilgress 11, b. Whittall. 
McCallum, c. Sewell, b. 
Wallace, c. Sewell, b. 

Burrows I, b. Sewell 

Stedman, b. Sewell 

Phillips II, c. Collier, b. Whittall.- 

Murray I, not out 

Extras - 









Barclay 7 for 45 
Second Innings 

Buch, I. b.w. Grant 3 

Packard, b. Barclay 

Molson, run out 


Smith, ' b. Barclay - "^ 

Whittall, c. and b. Barclay.. 
Sewell, I. b.w. Barclay.. 

Black, not out 

Collier, not out 


Second Innings 

Borclay, c. Black, b. Whittall 

Wilgress I, b. Dodds 

Main, not out 

Grant, c. Packard, b. Whittall— 
Wallace, not out 
Phillips II, 

c. Beckett, b. Dodds. 

TOTAL for 6 wickets (declared) 6" 



) Did not bat 


for 4 wickets.. 




Did not bat 

Result; Bishop's won by 6 runs (one day match; decision on 1st innings, second 
innings not being completed.) 



Played at Ashbury, June 18th. 


Barclay, not out 

Wilgress I, c. Oppe, b. Snelling 

Grant, c. Gault, b. Snellin 

McCollum, b. Powell 

Main, b Powell 

"hillips II, c. Powell, b. Clayton.. 
. ilgress II, not out 


TOTAL for 5 wickets (declared). 
Walloce ) 

Burrows I ) 

Burrows 1 1 ) Did not tx3t 

Murray I 

Snelling 2 for H 





Old Boys 

H R Hompson, run out 

R. Gault, b. Barclay 

L. Snelling, b. Grant 

A. Powell, b. Grant 

J. Dope, b Borcloy 

R Rowley, b. Grants 


Woods, c. Wilg-ess II, b. Grant.. 
Clayton, b. Barclay.. 

I Blair, c McCollum, b. Grant.. 

F Grant, b Grant 

H M Baker, not out 

A P. McLaughlin, not out _ 

Ext ras 

TOTAL for 10 wickets 

Grant 5 for 30 




Result; Drawn (Old Boys playing 12 men). 

Played at Ashbury, June 1 1 th. 

St. Alban's 

Hebert, c Macloren, b. Wilgress II 

Donnon II, c Phillips II, b Wilgress II 

Edwards, c Macloren, b McCallum 

Arthur, c Phillips II, b Wilgress II 

Donnon, c Phillips II, b Wilgress II 

Brodie, c Stewart, b. Wilgress II 

Young, run out 

Abbott, not out 

Sointsbury, c Phillips II, b Wilgress II 

Ross, c Phillips II, b Wilgress II 

Compbell, c Macloren, b McCollum 

Extras _ 


Wilgress iT"?' for 23 

Result; Ashbury won by 74 runs. 







Wilgress I, c. Abbott, b Young. 

Murray, hit wicket, b. Brodie 

McCallum, b. Donnon 

Wilgress II, b. Brodie 

Wallace, c. Ross, b. Donnon 

Viets I, b. Young 

Phillips, retired- 

Borden, c. Abbott, b Young 

Macloren, I b w. Donnon 

Stewart, c. Edwards, b. Young 

Eorle, not out 













Not out 


Score Average 






?1 71 






18 16 

Phillips II 









5 85 

Wilgress 1 




5 12 





B:." .-. 











4 40 











3 50 


Wilgress II 


Overs Moidens Runs Wickets Average 

53 2 7 182 23 7.91 

94 1 21 267 28 9.54 

19 I 102 9 1133 



THE SEASON, 1938. 

Reviewed by R. A. Borden, Captain First XII. 

THIS year our football season opened with a nucleus of last year's team and 
quite a few new prospects for the side. After careful coaching arid getting 
into condition, we played our first game, against Nepean High School Seniors. 
The game ended with Ashbury defeating Nepean High School 12-5. We played 
them again and found them a much improved team, but after a fast game we again 
beat them 12-5. 

By this time the team were all playing together, and, in very high spirits we left 
for Bishop's College School in Lennoxville. Although the team played well. Bishop's 
seemed to tackle and drive |ust a bit harder than we did, and in the end we suffered 
our first defeat, 18-5. 

After a week's concentrated work on our end runs and forward pass plays we 
played as a curtain raiser for the McGill-U. of O. game at Varsity Oval, against the 
Ottawa University Senior Interscholastic team. The game was very evenly played 
and there were many fast, hard hitting plays sent over by both sides. U. of 0. scored 
a placement and two singles, but in the last quarter we moved right down the field 
without a stop, to tie them 5 - 5. After this we could have won the game with a 
rouge but a wrong play was made, and the game ended in a tie. By this time the 
team was really beginning to show championship form, and the new members were 
getting into their stride. 

We played Lower Canada on a Saturday morning in late October, and although 
they were trying the whole game we ran all over them with a series of well timed 
line plunge and fast end runs. The game ended with Ashbury winning 51 - 5, thus 
atoning to a certain extent for defeats suffered at their hands in past years. 

Our next fixture was the annual game versus the Old Boys They turned up with 
a lot of weight, and little equioment. They had hard hitting interference and on 
the whole had the best team they have had for quite a number of years. The game 
was quite fast and through their fine defence and our own lack of practice we hod 
a little trouble in getting started. The Old Boys led 10 - 6 at half time. Then, with 
some brilliant runs and team work, we finally closed our season by beating the Old 
Boys for the first time in three years 22 - 10. 

Our Intermediate Team also had a very successful season. They were led by a 
very capable captain ,n Wiigress I, who knew how to handle his team perfectly. 
They played three games and emerged on the top in all of them This w- II be a 
great asset to the Senior team next year, and has also been very helpful to those 
who will be Intermediates next year. • 




Front Row: W A Grant, J C Viets, R. A Borden (Captain), I. A. Barclay, R; B Main 

2nd Row 
3rd Row 
4th Row 

"^rh Row 

J A Smart, R R Drake, A. M Wilson, V. J. Wilgress, R. W. Stedman 
J P. Thomas, D Maclaren, T. R. Wood, C. R. Burrows, J. K C Wallace 
P Hertzberg, J S Drew, C. A. Hersey, R. J. Thomson. 
W. A. G McLeish Esq., A. D Brain Esq. 


The team would like to thank our coach, Mr. Brain, for his excellent coaching 
and great patience with the team. He took much time in going over and over our 
plays, both in interesting chalk-talks and scrimmages. He had a party for both teams, 
and was able to secure as his guest of honour Squadron Leader Dove Harding, who 
gave us a most interesting and beneficial talk on the fundamentals of the game. 

The team would also like to thank Mr. McLeish for his help in assisting Mr. 
Brain, for his excellent line coaching, and for his most competent refereeing'in games. 

On the whole the season was a most satisfactory one, and by far the best the 
School has had for some years, regaining for Ashbury some of its former prestige, 
the culmination of the effort of the past two years. We again thank Mr. Brain for 
his splendid efforts with the team. Without them we could not possibly have gone 
as far as we did, nor could we have made the most of our limited material. Those 
of us who Will not be back next year wish him and the team the best of luck, and we 
will be looking forward to that Old Boys' game, 

By A. D. Brain, Esq. 

R. A. BORDEN (Captain) Middle, 3rd year on team. A natural leader who fired his 
men with enthusiasm both on the field and off. A powerful line plunger and a 
sure tackier on the line, he was equally effective in opening up holes for other 
ball carriers. To his influence the improvement in the School's football is 
largely due. 

By R. A. Borden. 

J. C. VIETS (Vice-Captain), Inside, 3rd year on team. His work in the middle of 
the line was invaluable in making interference for ball carriers and in blocking 
on kick formations. A great asset on the defensive. 

J. K. C WALLACE, Half, 4th year on team. Handled the punting assignment ex- 
cellently, and tackled well on occasion. A powerful runner and a fairly safe 
catch, but must learn to take the ball on the run and use all his speed. An 

accurate forward passer. 

W. A. GRANT, Half, 3rd year on team. Tackled consistently on the secondary de- 
fence and made good interference. A most reliable line plunger and very fast 
on end runs. 

I. A. BARCLAY, Quarter, 2nd year on team. Turned in an excellent performance as 
Quarter. Tackled and caught well, and at intercepting forward passes and line 
plunging he was at his best. 

R. B. MAIN, Flying Wing, 2nd year on team. Proved his worth as a good punter, 
• end on place kicks. Was a good tackier in the broken field, as well as having 
great ability in running back kicks, and going on end runs. 


D. MACLAREN, Outside, 3rd year on team. Tackled well in his position, and was 

helpful in making interference in the line. 
R. STEDMAN, Inside, 2nd year on team. Was excellent in the line, and also a sure 

tackier who could be depended on to do his best in any circumstances. 
A. M. WILSON, Snap, 2nd year on team. A tackier whose determination more than 

compensated for his lack of weight. His snapping was always to be depended 

J. S. DREW, Middle, 1st year on team. An excellent ball carrier who learnt to moke 

the most of the interference made for him in the line, but still has something to 

learn about making interference for others. A sure tackier on the secondary 

T. R. WOOD, Half, 1st year on team. A good all round player, who should learn to 

concentrate on the opposing team, not on the individual. 

R. J. THOMSON, Outside, 1st year on team. Fairly quick in getting down the field 
under kicks, and a hard tackier. Could also play on the secondary defence. 
A good pass receiver. 

BURROWS, Half, 1st year on team. Is young and comparatively new to the game. 

A strong broken field runner, but still a little inclined to run across the ground 

instead of straight ahead. 
THOMAS, Inside, 1st year on team. In spite of lack of experience, he proved his 

worth as a linesman who understood his duties, and he did them well. 

SMART, Inside, 1st year on team. A hard working linesman who should develop into 
a really useful player next year. Shows promise as a ball carrier also. 

HERSEY, Middle, 1st year on team. He has the makings of a good line plunger. 
Was too lethargic to be really effective on the line. 

RAKE, Outside, 2nd year on team. Always worked hard and his tackling was very 

ILGRESS I, Quarter, 2nd year on team. As a spare Quarter he knew his plays well, 
but has not yet learnt to drive his team to the best advantage. 

ERTZBERG, Outside, 1st year on team. Had a useful turn of speed and, although 
very light, did some good tackling. 

The following were awarded their First XII Football Colours: 

J C Viets J S Drew 

I A Barclay R W. Stedman 

R. B. Main T. R. Wood 

W. A. Grant D. Maclaren 

J. K. C. Wallace R, J. Thomson 
A. M Wilson 



The game was played on a fast, dry field on Saturday, October 1st, and was quite 
a close one, Ashbury overcoming a Nepean lead to win the decision. 

Ashbury opened the scoring in the first quarter when Wallace kicked a rouge, 
Maclaren making the tackle. Nepean, however, came back in the next quarter with 
a touchdown, which was unconverted and put them in the lead 5-1. In 'the same 
quarter, after a series of plays, Ashbury brought the ball from centre field to the 
Nepean five yard line. From there Grant plunged over to put Ashbury in the lead 
again by a score of 6 - 5. The convert was again missed and half time came with 
no further change in score. 

Soon after the start of the third quarter. Grant broke away on an end run to the 
left and secured another unconverted touchdown to make it 1 1 - 5 for Ashbury. 

Nepean pressed hard, but were unsuccessful and Wallace added another point 
on a rouge before the end of the game to leave Ashbury the winners, 12-5. 


Ashbury played its second game against Nepean High on October 12th, in the 
afternoon. The school opened the scoring in the first quarter when Main kicked to 
the deadli'^e for a point. They scored again in the second period when Drew, the 
new middle wing, plunged over for a touchdown. Wallace converted with a drop- 
kick and the score was 7 - at half time. 

During the second half, Nepean began to drive their opponents back, taking 
advantage of the growing darkness to throw a series of forward passes. Barclay, 
however, on a quarter-back sneak, scored a try for Ashbury, making the score 12-0 
as the convert was not made. Soon after this, a Nepean pass of thirty yards on the 
last ploy of the game was completed, and a touchdown was scored. The game 
finished with Ashbury leading 12-5. 


Ashbury played their annual fixture against B.C.S. at their ground in Lennox- 
ville on Saturday morning, Oct. 15th. After spending Friday night in Sherbrooke, 
the team drove out to the school and changed there. The day was cloudy and the 
field rather soft, ideal for football. A number of Old Ashburians were down to 
cheer on their old school, and managed to make themselves heard in the face of 
almost overwhelming opposition. 

Borden elected to kick, and Ashbury kicked-off to the Bishop's halves who ran 
the ball back several yards. Pressing hard from the start Bishop's, after a few 
minutes, were in a position from whence they were able to kick a rouge. The School 
led by Drew's plunging took the ball to centre field and Main kicked a long one 



down to the Bishop's ten yard line end it seemed as though Ashbury were soon to be 
in a scoring position. Bishop's, however, caught the school napping on a "sleeper play" 
and Powis, who caught the forward pass, had an unmolested run for a touchdown 
v.hich was converted, and the quarter ended with Bishop's leading 7-0. 

After the kick-off which followed, Ashbury settled down and marched up the 
field. They were rewarded when, following a thirty yard run by Barclay, Main gave 
Wallace a beautiful pass on an end run and Ashbury scored a touchdown. This 
v^os not converted and at half-time Bishop's still led by a score of 7 - 5. 

By this time, thanks to the very effective blocking of the Bishop's team, the 
Ashbury line was beginning to weaken and this weakening proved disastrous on 
several vital occasions in the second half, both on attack and defence. 

Twice the Ashbury defence cracked wide open and Norsworthy added two more 
touchdowns, one of which they converted. 

Despite their efforts Ashbury were unable to score again and although they 
had a fair share of the game from a territorial point of view they were unable to 
capitalize on their chances and the game ended with the score 18 - 5 in favour of 


Early Saturday afternoon, October 22nd, the team went by bus to the Varsity 
Oval, where they played Ottawa University's Senior Interscholastic Team. The game 
was a preliminary feature before the U. of 0. - McGill Match, and there was 
a lorge crowd in the grandstand to witness the struggle. 

We took the kick-off and settled down for a good game. We were playing 
according to their rules which allowed five yards running interference, and the first 
few times that Ottawa U. carried the ball, they ripped our line open. We finally 
managed, however, to get possession of the ball on our four yard line and succeeded 
in carrying it out to centre field where we were forced to kick. 

Unfortunately the Ottawa U. captain hod his leg broken during this man- 
oeuvre when he tackled one of our men. Nevertheless, after a delay of several 
minutes during which the injured player was corned off the field, Ottawa U. settled 
down to hard play, and before long we had a score of 5 points against us, o field 
goal and two rouges. 

The School did not seem to ploy as well as they should. It should not have 
taken them more than one quarter to get used to the running interference, but it 
seemed to bother them throughout the game 

If the team hod played during the whole time with the spirit and fight they 
showed in the lost five minutes of the game, this might be, as is often the cose, a 
different story. They really showed power in the lost few minutes and, making a 


break when an Ottawa U. pass was intercepted, an unconverted touchdown was 
scored by Grant. In three plays we brought the kick-off back to our opponents' 
twenty-five yard line, where we were in position to kick an easy single for the win- 
ning point in the last play of the game, but our kicker elected to try for a touch-in- 
goal and sliced his punt into touch a few yards off. The final whistle blew, leaving 
the score 5 all. 


The School swept to a 51 - 5 victory over Lower Canada College in the annual 
fixture between the two schools on Saturday, Octber 29th. The school marked up 
twelve points in the first quarter and held a wide margin for the rest of the game. 

A short kick by Lower Canada which gave Ashbury possession at mid-field set 
the stage for the opening score with Barclay going over for a touchdown after a 
series of end runs and plunges. Main converted from placement, and a few minutes 
later he reeled off a long run to put us in scoring position again. Another drive 
resulted in Burrows going over standing up from an end-run formation, and Main 
again converted as the quarter ended. 

Lower Canada kicked off and they secured a first down when the School was 
penalized for illegal interference. They promptly capitalized on this with a well 
executed forward pass for an unconverted touchdown. 

Following the Lower Canada score, the School took command and allowed their 
opponents little of the ball. An offensive of end runs, plunges and passes, in which 
Wood was particularly noticeable for long gains around the end, marched them 
down the field for seven touchdowns scored by Drew, Grant, Hersey and Barclay. 

In the third quarter Lower Canada College made a gallant stand but in the 
last period the School added 21 points. 

Wilson snapped a faultless game and also distinguished himself with some 
good tackling, as did Maclaren, Smart and Thomson. The blocking of Viets and the 
plunging of Borden were also noticeable. Wallace and Mam punted with good 
length and accuracy, and the latter kicked five converts from placement, one other 
being improved by means of a running play. 

OLD BOYS, HOME, WON 22 - 10. 

By H. D. L. Snelling, Esq. (Ashbury 1928 to 1937) 

Friday, November the eleventh, was the day it took place. No, not the signing 
of the peace treaty — that also happened — but the big event, The Old Boys' Game. 

Anybody out for a walk that lovely afternoon who chanced to be outside the 
School Grounds might have paused to listen to an unusual amount of wheezing and 
grunting. Well it was us, the Old Boys. We never know when to quit. Every year 



we are back showing the kids how it should be done and how we did it. The result 
was 22-10 and we were in our usual spot, on the short end. Naturally we were shy 
one or two players, and of course all shy on condition. We started all right but we 
lost three men during the game. Anybody would think it was six-man football. 

Everybody was a quarter back. I think the person who shouted loudest finally 
was slated to call signals, but we saw to it that he carried the ball now and then. 
No sir — there was none of that. We had huddles, though I can't say why, for nothing 
in the way of formulating plays was accomplished. The huddle consisted of a slow 
rumble which mounted to a mad roar, and then we marched up to the ball, closed 
our eyes, snapped it out, and fell over. What a team! Perhaps you have heard of 
a smooth and rhythmic attack. Ours was all effort. As for defence — we had none. 
Down field tackling was unheard of. We just waited for them to run the ball back. 

Half time ended with the score 10 - 5 in our favour. Don't ask me who scored 
;r,e points, I don't know and I don't care; all I know is I didn't, so there! 

The second spasm had barely started when we settled down and the School once 
more resumed the lead. The fourth quarter was a nightmare of things in red sweaters 
running past us, and trying to stop our own men running off the field. 

It ended finally. Somehow we got up and dressed. Now when writing this 
I am actually looking forward to the next encounter. I must have been hit on the 
^-od myself. 

The following made up the Old Boys' team: R. Rowley (Captain), J. Rowley, 
G. Perodeau, L. Snellmg, L. Courtney, W. MacBrien, R. Davidson, G. Guthrie, B. 
O'Brien, A. Farr, E. Blackburn, R. Denison, F. Castonguay. 



The Intermediate season started with a game on October 21st against the 
Model Old Boys. Our opponents kicked off to us and from a quick formation Wil- 
gress I threw c poss to Burrows who ran thirty yards with it. From there, Hertzberg 
kicked a single to start our scoring A few minutes later Wilgress threw another 
pass to Burrows who ran for a touchdown, which was unconverted Just before half 
time, Wilgress took the ball on a quarter-bock sneak and ran ten yards for a touch- 
down. Again the convert went astray and at the end of the half the score stood 1 1 -0. 

In the second half, Smart starred end earned two touchdowns for our side. The 
first was converted with a pass to Burrows This gave us a lead of 22 - However, 
in the dying moments of the game, Denis Ross of their side intercepted one of our 
forward posses and ran for a touchdown which was converted Final score 22 - 6. 


Although our opponents were somewhat lighter, they were determined and their 
energy was rewarded with this touchdown in the last quarter. 

Smart and Burrows starred for Ashbury, while Fripp was outstanding for the 


On October 28th, the Intermediates scored a decisive victory over the Public 
School's Old Boys on the Ashbury field. 

Ashbury had the advantage from the start and the ball was kept in the oppon- 
ents' end of the field most of the game, due largely to the superior interference and 
greater speed from scrimmage of our team. For the most part the Ashbury attack 
was led by Wilgress I, Burrows and Hertzberg. The visiting team failed to score at 
. all and the final victory was to the tune of 29-0. 


On Saturday, November 12th the School's Intermediates chalked up another 
victory over the Model Old Boys. In the previous game with this team we had scored 
a fairly easy victory, but this match was much more evenly contested and in the first 
half the Model Old Boys held their own. 

The scoring started with Model gaining a touchdown, which they converted. 
After this Burrows scored a touchdown for the School and Hertzberg got a single. 
Later in the game a further touchdown was scored for us by McCallum, and this was 
converted by Hertzberg. 

There was no further scoring by either side before the final whistle blew. 

The line-up for most of the Intermediate games was as follows: Flying Wing, 
Burrows. Halves, Hertzberg, Hughson II, McCallum. Quarter, Wilgress I (Captain). 
Snap, Winter. Insides, Cowans, Snell I. Middles, Smart, Drake, Wilgress II. Out- 
sides, MacGowan, Wilson II. 




Stonding W Green, R G Goodwin, J T H Leggett, R B Bailey, F E Bronson. 

Seated: J B Eorie, E D Wilgress, L. J. McCollum 'Captain), J. A. MacGowan, D G Weary 



THE SEASON, 1938. 
Reviewed by the Headmaster. 

FOR various reasons, not the least of which has been the wonderful weather, we 
have hod much more soccer than in recent years. This, added to the greaf 
keenness shown, has raised the standard considerably. The fact that skill and 
science, not to mention the use of brains, are more effective than brute force and 
kick and rush methods is beginning to penetrate. It is beginning to be realized that 
force is very useful properly applied at the right moment, but useless otherwise. 

The coaching of Mr. Johnson last year has had a great deal to do with all this, 
and has mode his successor's work much easier. The teams have also realized the 
importance of team work and position, which has contributed largely to the success- 
ful results. There is still, however, a general weakness in kicking and ball control, 
only overcome by practice. With this remedied we should have an even better 
season next year. 



On October 29th, the Lower Canada Soccer XI played the School on the home 
field. It was a cold, crisp day. Ashbury won the kick-off and though the team 
fought hard their errors in kicking prevented any score. 

At half time the score was ml, and the second half sow an intensive attack on 
the Ashbury goal which resulted in a score for L C.C. Determined to even the score 
the School earned the play into the enemy half and after some anxious moments 
Viets II succeeded in getting the ball past their goal-keeper. 

After this last goal there was no further scoring in the gome. 

The line-up was as follows: Goal, Goodwin; Backs, MacDonald, Weary; Half 
Backs, Green, Lawrence I, Earle; Forwards, Bailey, Wilgress II, Viets II, MacGowan, 


On Saturday, November 19th, the Senior Soccer XI concluded a very successful 
season by defeating Lower Canada College in Montreal. 

The weather for the game was ideal, but the ground was rather slippery owing 
to a heavy rainfall the day before, and this was the cause of an unfortunate acci- 
dent when one of Ashbury's best players, Lawrence I, broke his leg )ust after half 


The game commenced with both teams playing well, and after a hard struggle 
Bailey scored for Ashbury by heading the ball beautifully into the goal — a real, pro- 
essional shot. Following this goal L.C.C. pressed hard, but Ashbury's defence was 
irm and they were unable to score. 

In the second half Ashbury, with two men off, scored again, and this time too 
:/ Bailey. When the final whistle blew the score was 2 - in Ashbury's favour. 

The line-up was as follows: Goal, Goodwin; Backs, Weary, MacDonald; Half 
acks, McCallum, Lawrence I, Green; Forwards, Bailey, Wilgress II, MacGowan, 
■ronson, Earle. 

Lawrence I was awarded his First XI Soccer Colours^ 


ST. ALBAN'S, HOME, WON 7 - 1. 

On October 8th the Ashbury Intermediate Soccer Team played St. Alban's at 
' shbury. 

The first goal of the match was scored by Viets II after five minutes of play, 
^his opened the scoring for the School which by half time had mounted to a 5 - 
iod Goals were scored by Bailey, MacGowan and McLaren II. 

In the second half St. Alban's played a much better game and held the School 
to two goals. Just before the final whistle blew the visitors averted a shut-out when 
Brodie scored with a beautiful shot. 

The line-up was a follows: Goal, Goodwin, Backs, Leggett, MacDonald; Half 
Backs, Brown, Lawrence I, Curry; Forwards, Viets II, MacGowan, McLaren II, Bron- 
son, Bailey. 


On Saturday, November 12th, the return match against St. Alban's was played 
in Brockville on the school field. The weather was cold and cloudy and there was a 
strong wind blowing. 

In the first half of play Ashbury held a noticeable advantage, scoring two goals. 
Mordy scored the first while Bronson was responsible for the second. St. Alban's 
foiled to tolly in the first half 

In the second half the home team pressed hard, and it was only the good work 
of our bocks and goal keeper that prevented some of St. Alban's plays from resulting 
in their scoring In this half Bronson ogam scored for Ashbury and the final 
whistle blew with the score at 3 - for us. 


The line-up was as follows: Goal, Goodwin; Backs, MacDonald, Weary; Half 
Backs, Green, Lawrence II, Curry; Forwards, Bailey, Bronson, Mordy, Viets II, Mc- 
Laren 1 1, Brown. 


On Saturday, October 1 5th, Selwyn House sent a team to play an Under Fifteen 
match. The weather was brilliant, but too hot, if anything, for soccer. 

Selwyn House won the toss and chose ends. The Montrealers managed to score 
two goals in the first half. Ashbury failed to score each time it tried. 

In the second half the School's forward line was changed and Mordy secured our 
lone goal. It was a good and even game and on many occasions both goals were 
thoroughly bombarded. The respective goal-keepers deserve credit for withstand- 
ing some hard attacks. 

The line-up was as follows; Goal, Key; Backs, MacDonald, Bourget; Half Backs,, 
Lawrence II, Chapman, Curry; Forwards, Abott-Smith I, Mordy, Viets II, McLaren II, 
Rossi Longhi I. 


The Under Fifteen Soccer Team journeyed to Montreal on October 27th full of 
eagerness to take revenge on Selwyn House for the defeat suffered at their hands on 
the 15th, end after a hearty lunch at the Queen's Hotel repaired to the scene of 

We began the match in high good spirits and several times the ball rolled 

dangerously near the opposing team's goal, but we failed to score. Selwyn House, 

however, managed to put one past Key who, in goal, played spectacularly, making 
some really remarkable saves. 

The second half started with Selwyn House in a 1 - lead, but Viets II passed 
the ball to Rossi Longhi I after the kick-off and on a combination play McLaren II 
scored for Ashbury. This was the last goal and the game ended in a 1 - 1 draw. 

The line-up was as follows: Goal, Key, Backs, MacDonald, Maclaren III; Half 
Backs, Lawrence II, Brown, Curry; Forwards, Abott-Smith I, Viets II, Mordy, Mc- 
Laren II, Rossi Longhi I, Chapman. 


The School recently bought Lacrosse sticks, and Lacrosse has now become a 
between season game. While he was up at Oxford the Headmaster played Lacrosse 
for the University, and under his direction we hope to become moderately proficient 
at this new form of sport. 








In the competmon for the Connaught Cup last term Murray Brown and Mc- 
Callum were placed first, second and th,rd respect.vel. J h's han some trophy 
will be remerr^bered, was presented for gyrr^nasmm work by Field Marshal H. R. H. the 
Duke of Connaught, K.G , when he was Governor-General. 




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The School, through the Ashbunon, offers its heartiest congratulations to 
Charles Burrows on winning this summer the Dominion Boys' Singles Tennis Cham- 
pionship. Last term Charles won the School trophies, both Senior and Junior, a 
unique feat, and after term closed started on a career of triumphs. A member of 
the Rockclif'fe Lawn Tennis Club, he won their Junior Championship and at his other 
club, the Rideau, he won the Boys' Championship. 

With these successes behind him Charles entered for the Ottawa and District 
Championship and after some interesting matches emerged victorious. The wider, 
Dominion field was now but a logical step and in Toronto Charles played six matches 
to win the coveted Dominion Boys' Championship. In these gomes he was up against 
competition from all the other provinces and his victory was recognized by a letter of 
congratulation from the Board of Control of the City of Ottawa. We understand 
too that the City intends to present Burrows with a civic crest in recognition of his 
achievement. The presentation will be made by His Worship Mayor Lewis. 




THIS year the Library Committee is composed of the Headmaster, Mr. Porritt, 
and McCallum. Several new books hove been added to the shelves and during 
the summer the Library was rearranged and each book catalogued correctly 
*he file. This has aided greatly in reference work, for each book is now listed under 
title, author, and subject matter. 

The following books, among others of a lighter nature, were added to the Library 
during the Summer Holidays: 

Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour, by Marjorie Strachey. 

Biography of Today, Edited by C. H. Lockitt. 

Jim Grim, by Talbot Mundy. 

Canadian History of the Great War (Vols. I and II). 

Romance of the Airman, by Humphreys and Hosey. 

Finding the New World, by W. T. Field. 

Real Achievement. 

Plays for Youth. 

The Imoginory Eye- Witness. 


The Committee has continued the practice of subscribing to the more popular 
magazines. The Sketch, the Tatler, the Illustrated London News, Life, Punch, the 
Saturday Evening Post, National Geographic, and MacLean's are to be found regu- 
larly on the magazine tables. 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Department of Intercourse 
and Education, has continued to send us their fortnightly Reviews and Foreign Affairs 
bulletins, and have also given us the following books for the Carnegie shelves. 

Conference on World Economic Cooperation. 

Co-operation or Coercion?^ by L. P. Jacks. 

The Federalist, by Hamilton, Jay and Madison. 

Analysis of the Problem of War, by Clyde Eagleton. 

The Puzzle of Palestine. 

Government in Fascist Italy, by Arthur Steiner. 

Our Trade with Britain, by Percy Wells Bibwell. 

Czechs and Germans, by Elizabeth Wiskemann. 

We again take this opportunity of thanking the Carnegie Trust for their in- 
terest in us, and again suggest that these shelves become more familiar to everybody. 
The international situation in September, which interested and concerned every one 
of us, can be better appreciated if studied in the light of information gleaned from 
the Carnegie Trust's books. We take this opportunity, too, of reminding each boy 
of the guiding principle behind the Trust which prompts them to send us copies of 
these important commentaries on international affairs — the encouragement of the 
study of international relations and the promotion of world peace. 

Finally we must thank Mr. E. Malloch for presenting to the Library some in- 
teresting books on Cricket. When hockey is temporally forgotten and the warm 
weather begins again we feel sure that these books will receive the notice they 





ELOW are the casts of the three one-act plays to be presented at the Little 
Theatre on December 13th, under the distinguished patronage of Their Ex- 
cellencies the Governor-General and the Lady Tweedsmuir. 

(A Condensed Version of Act V: The Churchyard and Duel Scenes. 1 

Claudius, King of Denmark Cowans 

Gertrude, his Queen, and Mother of Hamlet _. Curry 

Hamlet, son of the late and nephew of the present King Maclaren I 

Laertes,, son of the late Lord Chamberlain Earnshaw 

Horatio, friend to Hamlet Hertzberg 

Osric, a Courtier Read 

1 St Clown McCallum 

2nd Clown Borden 

Priest Hersey 

Corpse of Ophelia Howe 

A Courtier Earle 

Guards ^^^^^^^'J 

Viets II 

Bearers a... Burrows 


Mr. Devizes Viets I 

Mr. Robert Devizes : Barclay 

Philip Ross (later Sir Philip) Grant 

Mrs. Ross (Emily) .. Hughson I 

Surtees Stedman 

Sennet Snell I 

Creed . — Wallace 


Dick Bultitude's Spirit (Clothed first in Dick Bultitude's body; 

afterwards in Mr. Bultitude's) - — Hughson II 

Mr. Bultitude's Spirit (Clothed first in Mr. Bultitude's body; 

afterwards in Dick Bultitude's) — - Mordy 

Dr. Grimstone (of Crichton House, Rodwell Regis) Thomson I 

Clegg (a cabman) Bourget 

Tipping (a schoolboy) Goodwin 

Chawner (a schoolboy) _ McLaren II 

Dulcie (Dr. Grimstone's daughter) Newcombe 

Eliza <Mr. Bultitude's Housemaid) Phillips 





The first two ploys will be directed by Mr. Porritt, and the lost. Vice Verso, by 
Mr. Woterfield 



The Editors gratefully acknowledge the receipt of the following Exchanges: — 

The Acta Ridlciaini, Ridley College, St Catherines, Ont. 

The B.C.S. Magazine, Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, P.Q. 

The Bcdales Chronicle. Bedales School, Petersfield, Hants, England. 

Tlic Blue and IThite. Rothsay Collegiate, Rothsay, N.B. 

The College Times. Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ont. 

The Cranhrookian. Cranbrook School, Cranbrook, Kent, England. 

The Cranleighan. Cranleigh School, Cranleigh, Surrey, England. 

The Felstedian. Felsted School, Felsted, Essex, England. 

The Grove Chronicle, Lokefield Preparatory School, Lakefield, Ont. 

The Hatfield Hall Magazine. Hatfield Hall, Cobourg, Ont. 

The Lazi'rentian. St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, England. 

Lux Glebana. Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa, Ont. 

The Marlburian. Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wilts, England. 

TJie Meteor, Rugby School, Rugby, England. 

The Mitre. Bishop's University, Lennoxville, P.Q. 

Xortliland Echoes. North Bay Collegiate, North Bay, Ont. 

The Xorthu-ood Mirror, Northwood School, Lake Placid, N.Y. 

The Patrician Herald, St. Patrick's College, Quebec City. 

The Record, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont. 

The R. M. C. Revieic, R.M.C. Kingston, Ont. 

St. A)idrez^''s College Reviei^', St. Andrew's College, Aurora, Ont. 

St. Thomas' College Magazine , St Thomas' College, Colombo, Ceylon. 

Samara, Elmwood School, Ottawa, Ont. 

The Shaivnigan Lake School Magazine, Shownigan Lake, B.C. 

The Tonhridgian, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent, England. 

Trafalgar Echoes, Trafalgar Institute, Montreal, P.Q 

The Trinity University RcvieiK.', Trinity University, Toronto, Ont. 

Toe H Journal, Toe. H., Westminster, S.W.I., England. 

The Wanganui Collegian. Wanganui College, Wanganui, New Zealand. 









By A. M. Wilson. 

THE wish for peace in the past weeks has been the uppermost thought of nearly 
every civilized human being in the world. The world has just experienced one 
of the worst crises since before the Great War, one which might easily have 
plunged man into another barbarous fight to prove that he has not yet 'forgotten 
the habits he brought with him from the Stone Age. But, thank God, there has been 
no war. We have heard no enemy planes roaring overhead. 

We have heard, however, a great deal about a lamb being thrown to wolves, of 
England's honour being offered as a sacrifice at Hitler's altar. What has really 
happened?' A few million Germans living in a post-War republic have been returned 
to the Fatherland, and no French blood has been shed on German soil, nor have Ger- 
man bombs been rained on London. 

It is always difficult, however, for us, some three thousand miles away, to picture 
graphically the real horror of the imminence of war, of the immediate prospect that 
within twenty-four hours, before a single British soldier has landed in France, our 
own family may be struggling ineffectively to adjust their gas masks as they leave 
what was once their home. Nowadays, thanks to Science, war seems to know no 
bounds, and is certainly no respecter of persons, and no premise could be more false 
than "It can't happen here!" 

Picture for a moment a small village in almost any part of Canada. 

In the mom street the sheriff sits on the doorstep of his office, chewing the best 
of tobacco, with his badge of office pinned on his multi-coloured shirt, and with an 
old straw hat on the back of his head that looks as if it had been through the Riel 
Rebellion. He sits there talking to a group of old men, talking as only small town 
men know how. 

In the distance can be heard the whirr of the saw mill together with the yells of 
the river men as they balance precariously on the lodgs, guiding them towards the mill. 

Down the street can be seen the General Store with several horses tied to the 
hitching post, sleepily waiting for their owners to complete their various purchases. 
Here also the women are gathered, dressed in the brightest colours obtainable, and in 
styles that were old ten years ago. They chat about everything from the latest 
recipes for canning to someone who went across the street to visit a neighbour, and 
stayed to share the joys of a party line. The children are gathered around the 
village pump, drinking and splashing themselves with the cool water. 

Over all this the stately elms close out most of the summer heat, and along the 
freshly painted picket fences the vines hove crept, practically covering them and 
the attractive little houses in the background. 



Suddenly war has been declared, and before word reaches the little village huge 
bombers are roaring overhead in flight formation, dropping their deadly missiles 
nn the once peaceful hamlet. 

The street is turned into chaos, the men at the sheriff's office run for shelter 
nile the women in front of the store scream, faint, and scatter in every direction. 
The horses break their ropes and stampede everywhere, while several buildings fall 
in ruins into the street. 

Now the village is a scene of utter desolation. The many stately elms lie up- 
DOted across the streets and on the roofs of the houses. Several of the buildings 
are burning fiercely, adding to the grimness of the scene. The corpses of the erst- 
while carefree children lie around the pump, while the torn bodies of the young men 
3uld turn the cruelest heart to pity. 

A scene like this is typical of what would happen if war had been declared in 
September. Our village was in Canada, but apart from its geographical location it 
-^ight well stand for any similar village in Czechoslovakia whose fate was no less 
enacing because it was real. It is these same people, the villagers of no one par- 
:ular country that will be the sufferers if another holocaust is let loose on the world, 
^nd it to prevent this ghastly possibility that all the energies of British statesman- 
ship are being directed. 


By F. W. Maclaren. 

LONG ago the Druids used to celebrate a festival in honour of the sun god about 
October 31st, our Hallowe'en. When Britain became a Christian land, the 
priests let the people keep the festival, but gave it a new association in com- 
memoration of all departed souls. Thus the festival was called All Hallows E'en, 
hallow meaning holy. A belief rose up that spirits of departed souls were allowed to 
visit their old homes at this time and from this we get the superstition of ghosts. 
The meaning of many old customs originating at All Hallows E'en are long forgotten, 
but the customs themselves ore still kept. 

The observance of Hallowe'en has died out in the British Isles but in America 
children go about from house to house asking for apples. Many wierd end comic 
costumes ore worn and the pranks played on this celebrated occasion ore too 
numerous to mention. 



By D. Maclaren 

They sTUore ihey never would forget that strife. 
There never would again he cause for mar. 
A few short years ihey mourned the loss of life, 
Bui those returning honte were tired and poor. 
And when again the world with riches flowed, 
They soon forgot their vows for world-wide peace. 
And quickly wandered front the proper road. 
Must, then, the lust for power never cease .^ 

For years the crowds have gathered on the Day 
To honour sons who died. And not in vain 
With bowed heads and closed eyes they pray 
Thai Cod will never lei them fight again. 
And when they open up iheir Weary eyes 
A lasting peace ihey may see yet arise. 



A A. \'. Waterheld. Esq. 



By T. H. W. Read. 

TO a great extent, the radio has superseded the newspaper as a fast carrier for 
news to-day. When we want the latest developments in the European situation, 
the radio is always the first thing we turn to. 
This fact has been used to great advantage by the leaders of European 
countries. Propaganda is thrown out in large doses upon the guileless heads of the 
German peasant, the Russian worker and the Italian bambino. Many of these un- 
fortunates are forced by decree to listen to the words of their leader whether they 
like it or not, and to ignore the words of wisdom would be to end their lives in a 
concentration camp or under the headsman's axe. Germany has aided the dissem- 
ination of her propaganda in foreign countries by designing and producing a short 
wave radio which sells for the ridiculous price of three dollars and has only one catch 
— Berlin is the only station which can be reached' This device is sold in South and 
Central America. 

We, in Canada, do not suffer from such treatment. We do, however, suffer both 
from the radio and the commercialization of it. There can be no possible doubt that 
the effect of the recent crisis was doubled and tripled by the fact that constant 
reports were coming through and keeping it squarely in front of us. Foreign corres- 
pondents from London, Prague, Berlin and Pans, were constantly giving us their side 
of the crisis, and giving advice to all and sundry as to how war could be averted. At 
the best, however, these reports were garbled and incomplete. The commentators 
rarely succeeded in lifting themselves above the wave of mass hysteria that was 
sweeping most countries of the world. For the clear, concise accounts we had to rely 
on the daily paper, which had masticated and digested the "news flashes" for us. 

The disastrous and far-reaching effects of this continuous war scare reached a 
culmination when the radio play dramatizing H. G. Wells's story of an attack from 
Mars caused such a furore in sections of the United States and Canada that many 
people believed that the end of the world had actually arrived, while others hurriedly 
left New Jersey, the point of the attack, and headed for California. This may seem 
a shocking commentary on the 1930's, but ludicrous as it may appear it is a fair ex- 
ample of the harm that radio can do, and the extent to which mass nerves can be 

That the radio is doing and has done much good is an irrefutable fact. Com- 
munications throughout the time of the great flood in the Mississippi valley two years 
ago were completely maintained by radio Hundreds of people in the flooded areas 
owe their lives to these communications, and hundreds of other lives have been saved 
at sea by the S.O S sent out by sinking ships 

Radio, of course, has its good points, but it has its faults Willynilly it is a 
product of' our civilization and we should be proud of it as such, facilitate its advances 
and abhore its setbacks so that it may serve, in the years to come, as the creditable 
memento it should be of our age and generation 



By D. M. Snell 


AIN Street. It is always the same out west, and its most prominent feature 
is dust, dust and wind and heat. As we step out of our car, we can feel the 
wind and heat and see the dust. A strong gust of wind brings a big tumble- 
weed roiling into the town, to stop up against one of the many loose boards, niches, 
or crannies in the wooden sidewalk. Then a stronger gust of wind comes along, and 
the tumbleweed again goes bounding off across the prairie. 

A car flashes through town at high speed on the gravel highway, and for fully 
vvo minutes it is impossible to distinguish one object from the next in the horrible 
dust that follows in its wake. 

Then we begin to notice the people in the town. A jaunty Mounted Policeman 
marches down the street with his spurs jingling at his heels. His red coat is buttoned 
up and he looks cool in spite of the blazing heat that is burning up all the vegetation. 
Then we see a dark, hawk-featured nitchie riding into town on his pinto pony, sitting 
on a saddle-blanket and letting his legs hang down the pony's sides. He is wearing 
a pair of overolls, and dusty moccasins are showing below them. A rawhide whip is 
dangling loosely from his wrist. In front of Mason's General -Store there is an old 
Indian squaw sitting on the edge of the sidewalk, chewing gum lustily and very noisily. 
She has a small papoose beside her, and a few mangy Indian curs lie at her feet; 
lazily hunting fleas. "Pop" Wilson can be seen shuffling up the street in his worn 
carpet slippers and old alpaca jacket. He wears a small straw sailor hat and 
fancies himself still as a member of a rowing team which he was in as a youth. 
The doctor's wife sits by the drugstore window, busily knitting and watching every- 
thing that goes on Once in a while she gets up to phone one of her cronies and 
tell her that such-and-such was said when this person was. seen and heard talking 
to that person. Over in the blacksmith's shop we can hear the clang-clang of the 
hammer on the anvil. The old Scots smith is at his work again. Very soon we can 
hear from the same place the sounds made by one when in pain, and a series of 
good, round oaths rises rapidly on the hot, dry wind. Evidently something has hap- 
pended at the smithy and the old man is letting us know it. We turn the corner and 
find him dancing around with a smashed thumb, the old wheel from a democrat lying 
on the ground. 

We see a Bennett buggy slowly, so very slowly, coming into town on one of the 
rough clay side-roads. The shaggy team of horses pulling it plods slowly on, their 
heads nodding lower at each step, until their rising hoofs strike a sharp blow 
against their chins Their heads come up sharply and the procedure begins all 
over again 

About this time the daily local comes wheezing into the station and the moil- 
bag, with a letter or two in the bottom, is thrown out. The assistant-post- 
master trudges up to the station to get it and returns about three hours 


later, via the beer-parlor. An ancient Ford rattles into the station-yard, drawing 
on a cart a small number of cans from the creamery. 

Yes, the people are very interesting, but still the ever prominent features are 
wind and the dust, the wind which blows the odd patches of fox-grass flat and carries 
along the stifling smell of the undernourished but very abundant sage, and the dust, 
always the dust, the dust which gets into, over or under everything, which cannot be 
stopped, and which has, is and always will make the West a vertiable desert. ' 


By A. R. Cowans. 

ON June 25th, a party of about twenty boys and the same number of girls left 
Quebec aboard the Empress of Britain for a two months cruise to Europe under 
the auspices of the Overseas Educational League. Five days later our boat 
docked at Cherbourg where we took the tram to Pans. Much to our disappointment 
our stay in Pans was all too short as we were expected to arrive in Praha on the 
evening of July 2nd. 

Our one day in Pans, therefore, was spent entirely in sight seeing and, of course, 
visiting such famous places as the Louvre, Versailles, and the Tomb of the Unknown 
Soldier. That night just before the tram left we were taken around Paris by bus, and 
it was a very beautiful sight to see the city glowing with Neon signs. Then at mid- 
night we got ready for a twenty-two hour journey to Phaha, Czechoslovakia, where we 
were to spend the best part of a week. 

I think that everybody enjoyed themselves more in this quaint city than in all 
the others put together, and yet I know that one of the most thrilling experiences 
that I had was walking into the only American Restaurant in the city and hearing the 
orchestra play American music. It seemed such a far cry from Central Europe to 

Naturally when we visited these different cities a great amount of hospitality 
was bestowed on us, and due to that we were able to witness the well known Sokol 
Gymnastic Festival, which is held every eight years in Praha and at which the sur- 
rounding countries by taking part try and spread good will and peace for oil time. 
The finale of this pageant is portrayed by about twenty thousand people acting the 
formation of Czechoslovakia after the Great War. 

May I take a little time at this point to tell you of a funny experience that we 
had there?' There were four of us standing at the corner of one of the oldest streets 
of the city looking at a guide book when we suddenly noticed a large group of people 
gathering around us, laughing and talking amongst themselves. These people, it 
seemed, had never heard the English language spoken before, end when we arrived 
at our hotel we found that the little gathering had followed us. 


On the evening of July 9, the British Legation was kind enough to hold a dance 
in our honour at which we had a wonderful time. At this dance there were dis- 
tinguished people from all parts of the globe, which made the dance interesting as 
well as enjoyable. 

The next morning with much disappointment we left the old city and proceeded 
on our way, our next stop being Nurnberg, Germany. This proved to be a very in- 
teresting city as it was here that Hitler delivered his speeches of several weeks ago. 
We stayed there two days and then proceeded to WiJrzberg, also in Bavaria. By a 
chance of great luck we arrived in this city at the time of the St. Kelian Festival 
which, of course, meant much merriment by the Germans, and as we had at our 
disposal an excellent guide we too had d good time: 

During this trip we did not always stay in luxurious hotels, some were very good, 
and some quaint and simple, and others were .... well, you can use your imagination 
there. But, hotels or no hotels, our stay in Germany was really very pleasant indeed, 
and the people that we came into contact with were most charming to us in every 
way, except in one city, where we had a little fuss with a party of German Boys, and 
that was not altogether their fault. It appears that in this city the people were 
rather prejudiced against the English and when they made a rather obscene remark 
to us we became irate and replied back. A fight started, but mutual fear of the 
consequences of police intervention prevented its assuming a serious aspect. We 
were fortunate enough in Germany to be able to travel from Heidelberg to Frankfurt 
by the well known "autoban" bus service. I hove never in all my life seen such 
wonderful roads, but you cannot imagine what they are like until you have 
travelled on one yourself. The buses average about seventy-five miles an hour, 
■•hich is fast enough for even a Canadian. 

From Frankfurt we took the train to Wiesbaden where we spent two or three 
ours waiting to catch the boat which would take us down the Rhine as far as 

By the time that the middle of July had arrived we were all in Cologne and on 
le seventeenth of the month we took the train to Ostend, where we caught the 
channel steamer to Dover. We were very lucky that day as the Channel was very 
aim and you ell know how rough it can be sometimes. We took the train from 
over to London where we stayed at one of the residences of London University, Con- 
aught Hall. As most of us had never been in London before, and as we had all been 
old what a wonderful place it was, our excitement knew no bounds. 

Most of the time that we were in London we had a good deal of the time to 
jrselves with the exception of the mornings, when we visited such famous places as, 
ne Tower of London, Eton, Westminster Abbey, Stoke Poges, and Buckingham 
alace. Myself end three other friends of mine were fortunate enough during our 
^oy in London to see the King and Queen on their return trip from France. I do not 
nink that I have ever sensed a greater thrill in seeing two people than I did that 
ight. It is naturally a great thrill to see one's sovereign for the first time. 


I think that I am right in saying that the boys found Eton the most interesting 
of the places that we visited in England for the simple reason that we liked to see what 
the other schools are like and compare them to the ones that we have here in 
Canada. Most of us decided that we preferred the Canadian Schools to theirs. 

By the end of our ten days we were supposedly worn out with all the travelling 
that we had done, so it was decided that a few days of rest would do us a world of 
good, and we went to Eastbourne, a seaside resort — not however to rest, for we all 
rented bicycles and explored the surrounding countryside. Often we would leave 
about eight o'clock in the morning and not arrive back at our hotel until dusk. 

After we were "rested", we proceeded up to the manufacturing city of Birming- 
ham where we stayed at private homes. There was not very much to see in this city 
except the Cadbury Chocolate Company and the Dunlop Tire concern, and we left 
the Midlands for the Lake District. 

Keswick was our last stop in England. In this beautiful old town we did as the 
Romans did and climbed. Our first difficulty on arriving was to find a place to sleep. 
The town was crowded with tourists, and carrying our bags we trudged wearily along 
looking for accommodation. Finally four of us secured rooms near where the others 
were staying. 

The most energetic thing that we did during the whole summer was undertaken 
at Keswick when we climbed the famous Great Gable. The entire journey that day 
was about twenty-five miles, which used up all our remaining energy. The most dis- 
heartening thing about climbing that mountain was the fact that when we thought 
that we had reached the top we saw the real peak. Great Gables, still looming up 
ahead. We were only on Green Gable, a smaller peak. What a climb' After we got 
back we all jumped into a cold bath and stayed there for half an hour or more. 

After our energetic excursion at Keswick, we proceeded to Scotland, our first 
stop being Edinburgh, where we stayed at New Battle Abbey, a huge mansion given 
by some wealthy man to the government to be used as a hostel for tourists. I must 
admit that we were not altogether enthused with Edinburgh, but that was partly due 
to the fact that we were anxious to reach Glasgow and see the Empire Exhibition, 
and so we only stayed in Edinburgh two days and then proceeded on to Glasgow 

We arrived in Glasgow on the afternoon of August 18th, and then we went 
directly to the Exhibition where we spent that afternoon and evening. I might add 
that it is the general opinion on the other side that Canada has the best representa- 
tion in the entire Exhibition. 

Glasgow ended our tour, and with a host of pleasant memories, and the remem- 
brance of much kindness and hospitality, we sailed from Greenock on August 20th. 



By R. Rossi Longhi. 

I SHALL always remember the first and only time I ever went mountain climbing. 
It all started one afternoon when I was staying at a resort up in the Apennine 
Mountains, in Italy. I was sitting on the porch with other boys and girls watch- 
ing the sun go down in an awe-inspiring play of light. The conversation turned on 
mountain climbing and I felt much ashamed of not being able to join in the conversa- 
tion, having never done any myself. My shame increased when I noticed that even 
all the girls seemed to have done some, and so I decided to take up climbing myself 
the very next day. 

On the following morning, therefore, I hired the best and most experienced guide 
there was, and by five in the morning I had already begun the task of removing my 
inexperience in this branch of sport. The guide said that as it was the first time I 
had ever been on a climb, we would only do a small peak, but I insisted that I had 
no love for mountain climbing and that, therefore, I would hove to learn all about 
it that very day and insisted that we scale a higher peak than any of my friends had 
ever done before. But when I said this I knew it need not be very high because my 
friends were the type who believed, as I did, in taking life easy. Yet, being unini- 
tiated in the sport, I was soon having a hard time. When we were about two-thirds 
of the way up, a hail storm overtook us, but the only thing we could do was to con- 
tinue. The ascent now became so difficult that I freely cursed my ambition and 
conceit and swore I would never be so foolish as to try mountain climbing again. 

Finally, after much labour and toil, we reached the summit on which a "refuge" 
was situated, safe and sound. That day we were not able to descend for by the 
time night came the hail was falling as hard as ever. At noon the next day, how- 
ever, we were able to do so without any mishap. 

To my great surprise I found out that when I told my friends of my exprience, 

they all roared with laughter. After much questioning I was able to find out that 

fhe whole scene of talking about mountain climbing had been carefully staged so as 

- goad me into hiring a guide and going up. And finally the coup dc grace was 

given me when I discovered that they themselves had never even climbed a hill 

My friends tell me that I am less of a braggadocio than I used to be. 




By W. A. Grant 

"Do as I do, — as I do. Son," 

The Cii^ Magnate said. 
"Hotv can I do'em? They've all been done. 

And if they're not, they're dead. 

I looked at the sf(unf( as he strode along. 
And thought the air Tvas tainted. 

I thought Tvhat a handsome chap he jvas. 
And never as blacl( as painted. 

I hitched my waggon to a star; 

I wish it had been a comet; 
For now it's bacl( the way it went 

And — Well, there's nothing on it. 

[74] T'^f ASHBURIAN 


By R. W. Stedman. 


Twos one of the sensations of the century. It hod rocked not only a nation but 
the whole world. Every newspaper carried the blazing black headline: 
"Prominent Professor Discovers Secret of Ancient Egypt." 

What lay behind this headline is of great interest. 

Professor Littlecombe was a very eminent scientist. As a hobby he travelled a 
great deal and it was his habit to pick up little mementoes along the way. While 
in Egypt he bought a bronze vase from a curio dealer. It was sealed and covered 
with strong hieroglyphics. He took the vase home to England and for some time 
it stood on his desk. 

One morning after breakfast the Professor was strolling around in his pyjamas, 
as was his custom, when he thought of opening his Egyptian vase. Accordingly he 
drilled a hole in the bronze casing and discovered that his antique contained a 
strange liquid. Being a scientist he immediately proceeded to test this liquid and, 
all other tests failing him, he decided to taste it. He sipped the contents of the 
vase and found that he hod discovered something which was very sweet and pleasant 
to the taste. He hod drunk quite a bit of the liquid when the thought come to him, 

"If only I were in Egypt I could discover . . . . " 

But he got no further. The next thing Professor Littlecombe knew,, he was 
standing in a dusty, crowded street in Cairo. Well may the surprise of the dusky 
Egyptian fellahs be imagined as they beheld a European dressed in pyjamas standing 
in their midst. Although not a little amazed at the result of his experiment the 
Professor did not lose his sense of duty to research. He observed that whereas he 
had left his home early in the morning, the sun was high in the sky over Cairo. There- 
fore his transportation must hove been instantaneous for Cairo time is always about 
three hours ahead of London time. He decided that, as he still held the vase, the 
best way to get home was to drink some more of its magic contents. Accordingly he 
soon found himself in his laboratory once more. 

Naturally Professor Littlecombe realized the importance of his discovery. He 
held a press conference and told the reporters of his amazing experience. At once 
thousands of letters came in from famous scientists, historians and archaeologists, 
asking to be shown this liquid which had become known as "Egyptian Nectar." 

One of these. Sir Henry Bold, a prominent archaeologist, visited Professor Little- 
combe and asked to be given a practical demonstration of the powers of this strange 
liquid. The Professor at first did not wish to accede to Sir Henry's wishes. But as 
Sir Henry was President of the National Research Society, Professor Littlecombe 
agreed to show him the unique experiment. 


Sir Henry was shown the bronze vase which contained the liquid end being an 
archaeologist he immediately became interested in the strange characters which 
were cut in the bronze. He asked the Professor about these figures and found that 
that gentleman was not aware of their meaning. Sir Henry knew the approximate 
period of the inscription but said that he could not translate it without his key to 
the early Egyptian language. However, as the matter seemed of minor importance 
they decided to proceed with the experiment. 

As it was in the evening, both Sir Henry and the Professor wore their dinner- 
jackets. Apparently they forgot this fact for they decided to wish themselves to a 
small army outpost in Burma. The Professor was to hold the vase and let Sir 
Henry drink and then he too would drink and follow him to Burma. The Professor 
was to hold the vase and let Sir Henry drink, and then he too would drink and follow 
him to Burma. 

Sir Henry put his lips to the vase and instantly found himself standing on a 
cold, dark, mountain road. He had only been there a few minutes when he noticed 
the white shirt-front of Professor Littlecombe in front of him. With great joy the 
two men congratulated each other. Then they began to look at their new surround- 
ings. The fact which struck them most was that it was bitingly cold on this moun- 
tain road. It was so cold that their patent-leather pumps slipped on the ice-covered 
rocks. They decided to return at once to London. But suddenly Sir Henry cried 
out that he had found his key to the Egyptian language in an inside pocket. Eagerly 
he took the vase and with the aid of a match's light he was able to read the in- 
scription — 

"If more than one use this sacred drink, it will from that time be useless to 
mortal man." 

At first the two men did not grasp the full meaning of this sentence, but when 
they sipped the liquid they found that nothing happened. This was not very encourag- 
ing, to say the least. They decided to look for the military fort which they had meant 
to land in. To their relief they discovered that they were right under the standstone 
walls of quite a large building. A little investigation showed this to be the fort in 
question. Accordingly they hammered on the iron-bound gate. 

Never was there a more surprised man than the little Cockney who opened that 
gate to two men m evening clothes. They asked to be taken to the commanding officer 
and in a few moments stood in a small office. The officer who greeted them was 
naturally in his mess kit, for in every British Army unit the officers always dress 
for dinner. 

It was six weeks this time before the Professor and his friends saw the Strand 
again, and needless to soy the liquid known as "Egyptian Nectar" has never been 
heard of since. 



By J. C. McLaren. 

Mr. and Mrs. Budley Birfj; 

Were iallfing to their Hugh: 
"To he successful lil^e ^our Pa 

"No ivorf( you'll have to do." 
The father said this to his son, 

With a long and heavy sigh. 
"But, Dad, I want to have a job. 

His offspring did reply. 

Now Pa rvas very cross at this. 

He lilfed being unemployed; 
But the boy set out to find a job — • 

The father Tvaxed annoyed. 
Next morning all ivas well again, 

Old Budley made things hum ; 
He'd got a job, and with his son 

Was selling bubble gum. 

Moral: And so, good friends, don't criticise 

Your offspring's thirst for Tvorl( ; 
Why don't you sell some bubble gum. 
Like poor old Budley Birif? 







No. 1 




i-ront Kcw 'o U Brown, u M Ke\, J L McLaren, A b K Lawrence 

2nd Row: B W Patterson, C D. G Creror, R. C. Bourget, K R. Leonowens, K B Abbott -Smith. 

5rd Row F W Mocloren, H J MocDoncId 




THERE are many interesting characters to be found in books— good characters, 
bad characters, and even indifferent characters. Some of these were' depicted 
for our enjoyment many years ago— the Clerk of Oxenford, Tamerlane, and o 
host of people who are neither particularly good nor outstandingly bad. It was not, 
however, until the 1840's that what we may call a convenient character suddenly 
appeared in our literature. About that time Charles Dickens invented two people 
by the name of Spenlow and Jorkins. These two gentlemen were partners; one, 
Spenlow, was the active member of the partnership, while the other, Jorkins, was 
more retiring by nature and quite willing to allow his friend Spenlow full scope in the 
exercising of his powers. 

Now while this Mr. Spenlow was an honest man in some respects he was not too 
scrupulous in others, and he found his partner's retiring nature not only unhamper- 
ing in the fulfiling of his personal wishes but decidedly convenient, for upon his part- 
ner, who kept so much in the background, he could fasten all the blame for any 
hard dealings or unpleasant situations that might arise from the exigencies of 

Now of course it would be pleasant if we all had some such silent partner upon 
whom we could cast blame for any of our actions that we were not particularly proud 
of, but It would be rather hard, surely, on the partner concerned, and so it is fortu- 
nate that in the normal run of things few such partnerships exist. But the fact 
that none of us have such convenient partners does not preclude our thinking that 
we have, and we are all too prone to blame our mistakes on anyone or anything but 
ourselves. We often forget that whatever course of action we may follow we ore 
responsible for its consequences. How often do we hear "It was not my fault. So- 
and-so started it"^ "If it had been properly made in the first place it wouldn't hove 
come apart".? Is not this exactly what the crafty lawyer was doing in Dickens's Dovid 
Copperfield when he blamed Mr. Jorkins for his seeming hard dealings? Are not we in- 
venting a silent partner to suit our convenience )ust because trouble looms on the 
horizon? Again, here in School, when we hove been guilty of some minor malefaction, 
such as breaking a rule, would it not be infinitely more commendable to admit our 
wrongdoing and take the consequences than hurry pell-mell to find some innocent 
Mr. Jorkins to act as scape-goat for us, and bear the brunt of any corrective attack 
that our own misdoing may have warranted? Of course. 




WE ore glad to welcome to the Junior School, Leonowens, Arnold, Patterson, 
Thomson II, Lone, Nelles and Howe, one of our Junior Editors. 
Bo-lo bats seem to have been the prevalent nuisance in the Junior School, 
'owords mid-term many lives were imperilled by myriads of rubber balls flying about 
n every direction. The era of the bo-lo bat finally waned, however, and the halls once 
nore became safe for the innocent bystander. 

A quarrel developed one day between two of our compatriots. Satisfaction was 
:ained under Queensbury rules, with Mr. McLeish officiating. The subject of who 
.-.on has not yet been settled, and, in fact, other quarrels have been started on the 
decision. Your Editor's decision is reserved. 

The first snowfall was hailed by the Juniors as the golden opportunity for 
evenge on the various Seniors and Intermediates who had incurred their displeasure 
nee the last Winter. This idea proved to be a boomerang, however, and the Juniors 
•ere forced to regret their forwardness. 

The gentle art of cheering was introduced into the Junior school this term and 
the various teams were greeted with gusto when they arrived on the field. 

On Hallowe'en the Juniors were entertained by the Headmaster and Mrs. Arch- 
dale. Afterwards many of them went on a door to door canvass for apples and sweets. 

Maclaren I is the Junior's Prefect this year, responsible for roll-call, "soaking" 
them and keeping them in order. His personal popularity is only exceeded by his 
official unpopularity. 

Two Juniors are basking in reflected glory to their heart's content. Leonowens 
and Arnold ore fagging for Borden and Mam, mightiest of the mighty — games' cap- 
tains. The hoi polloi, meaning the rest of the Juniors, unfortunately don't seem to 
realize the fact that there is aristocracy in their midst. 

Mr. McLeish is now looking after Junior Shooting. We hope he will be still with 
us next term! 



THE SEASON, 1938. 
Reviewed by the Headmaster. 

GREAT keenness has been shewn by the Juniors as well as by the Seniors, and 
they too had a good season. Mr. Waterfield and Mr. Mercer hove' given a 
great deal of time to coaching and should be pleased with the result of their 


Here are one or two suggestions that might be helpful to the Juniors. Remem- 
ber that no amount of shouting can move a football one inch. That kicking it straight 
at someone is useless. That being in the proper position makes it more likely for 
one to receive the ball than chasing it all over the field without ever catching it up. 
That Football is a team game and combination is essential. That without practice 
no one can lean to kick or to control a ball properly. 

If these few suggestions are borne in mind and acted upon, next year should 
be very successful. 


After only a few minutes of play the Rockcliffe Public School opened the score 
with an easy ground shot from centre forward which the Ashbury goal-keeper fumbled, 
and from then until half time the match was very evenly played, the ball travelling 
from one end of the field to the other. Just before the whistle blew McLaren II 
scored for Ashbury on a pass from Abbott-Smith. 

The second half was also even, but both teams broke away several times. On one 
occasion four of their forwards got clear with no one between them and the Ashbury 
goal-keeper. However, he was equal to the occasion and the ball was cleared. Late 
in the game Brown scored the final goal of the match. 

The line-up was as follows: Goal, MacDonald; Backs, Bourget, Snell II, Half 
Backs, Lawrence II, Key, Phillips; Forwards, Abbott-Smith I, Patterson, McLaren II, 
Brown, Maclaren III. 


The second Junior match was played on the Public School field towards the end 
of October. A very close game, both sides were only able to score once each. Ash- 
bury secured the first goal, when McLaren II scored on a return from a goal kick. 

In the second half Topp of the Public School succeeded m putting a high sho. 
from the side into the Ashbury net, and the game ended without any further scoring 
■by either side 


The line-up was as follows: Goal, MacDonald: Backs, Bourget, Maclaren III; 
Half Backs, Brown, Key, Lawrence II; Forwards, Abbott-Smith I, Crerar, Leonowens, 
VlcLaren II, Patterson. 


The third match against the Rockcliffe Public School was played on the Ashbury 
grounds on Wednesday, November 2nd, and ended in a well deserved win for Ash- 
bury by three goals to nothing. In the first half the ball went from the one end of 
the field to the other very rapidly, though neither side looked like scoring. The 
isitors seemed more likely to score until the Ashbury forwards took the ball close 
in and Patterson scored with a well placed shot. From then on Ashbury held the 
upper hand and only over eagerness, resulting too often in off side, prevented a much 
larger crop of goals. McLaren II scored both the Ashbury goals in the second half. 
There was some very nice passing in the forward line, with each man keeping his 
position, and the result was an object lesson to those who favour kick and rush 


On Thursday, November 3rd, another match was played against Rockcliffe Public 
School. This was a draw, neither side succeeding in their attempts to score. The 
Ashbury team had much more of the game than their opponents but the small ground 
and complete inability of the forwards to direct their shots towards the goal proved 
too much for them. 

The Ashbury Team for these two matches was the same as in the second match. 



By A. A. V. Waterfield, Esq. 

SOMETHING of the Art Room's aims and achievements were seen on Closing Day 
last June when a small Exhibition of lino-cuts, paintings and drawings was 
arranged in one of the Junior class rooms. 

This term the Juniors again have opportunities of showing and developing their 
artistic talents on the same lines as last year. We have, however, changed our head- 
quarters and working hours. Instead of meeting on Saturday mornings, when so 
many other interests distracted or even deprived us of members, we now have two 
regular periods of class time set aside for the Art Room. It is a pleasant change 
from the daily routine to experiment with poster paints, cut pieces of linoleum into 
something resembling a ship at sea or a motor car in the city, or design the cars and 
aeroplanes of the future. There have been several good efforts at imaginary land- 
scapes, but most of the drawings still show a decided preference for the mechanical. 
During the last weeks of term the Art Room will probably find scope for its 
inventive ability in the production of Christmas cards. 

As a last word I should like to suggest as a motto for the Juniors 'Keenness 
tempered with Patience.' Only the very great masters can produce good work m a 
short time; we lesser men must be prepared at first to see a constant succession of 
daubs and unsatisfactory sketches as the reward of our striving. 



D. M. Key. 




By David Key. 

HE Art Room is situated on the top floor and looks down into the back yard. 
Many ingenious paintings have been made in this room. What some of them 
are is still a mystery. 

In the room itself there is a large table that used to be used for ping-pong but 
has since come down in the world, and is now littered with pens, pencils, brushes and 
paints of every description. At one end of the room are three cupboards, and for a 
long time in one of these there reposed a piece of rope! On another side of the 
room are three basins which are used for mixing paints, washing brushes, and so on. 
Near these basins there is a large chest of drawers, full of masterpieces, and hang- 
ing on the walls are the glorious, bright paintings of the Class of '38. 

One side of the room I have neglected. It is taken up with three windows, to 
let in light, or let out artists who have seen the extent of their crime. 

The Manager and Keeper of the menagerie is Mr. Waterfield. Every Tuesday 
and Thursday Forms 1 1 and 1 1 1 troop up to the Art Room to complete the Great Work. 
As a matter of fact there is more wasting of paint and breath than there is honest 
labour done, and the bell is usually drowned in yells in the vain hope that the Master 
will not have heard it and make us return below to the horrors of Latin. 

(The Editors refuse to be held responsible for any disillusioned or cynical 
z'iezi^'S expressed in the above article. As we have also tried to make daubs of paint 
resemble, even vaguelx. the creatures of our iuuujination. the despair of the t^.'nter 
at the time of i^ritiiui is readilx understandable.) 



(A travesty of History in tico brief scenes) 
By Kenneth Abbott-Smith 

Scene I. The opening scene in this enligJitoiijuj drama takes place in the 
throne room of the Royal Palace of King Cnut and zJiicJi. by modern 
standards, is not much — as palaces go.) 

The King is found playing solitaire with highly primitive playing cards. 
1st Lord: May I respectively suggest that Your Majesty is cheating himself in play- 
ing that card. It should come from the pack^ not from the sleeve. 
Cnut: Shut up, dog. Who's cheating who? 
1st Lord: May the King live forever! You, Sire, are the greatest king these islands 

ever had. 
Cnut: And stop continually praising me. 

1st Lord: Quite, sire. But you are the greatest king, just the same. 
'Enter another lord."! 

2nd Lord: Hail King. You are the greatest 

Cnut: Stop it! Will nothing stop this senseless praisingi^ 

Lords 1 &2: Nothing Sire. 

Cnut: Then you must be shown a horrible example of the useleSsness of a king when 

facing the forces of nature. Where is our royal sedan? 
1st Lord: Aren't we rather ahead of our royal times? 

Cnut: No you fool! I mean my portable chair. Get it and convey our royal person 
to the edge of the Channel where I may hold converse with Father Neptune. 
Scene II. King Cnut. seated in his chair by the edge of the i<.'ater is dangling 
his toes in the sea. It's cold for the time of year and the attendant lords 
Lnut; Now gentlemen, the sea is coming in, is it not? 
1st Lord: Yes Sire. 
Cnut: Don't lie to me. It is on its way out. We'll have to wait till it comes in again. 

Where are the royal cards?' 
1st Lord: Here, my lord. 

Cnut: Roll down my sleeves so that I may play a short game of patience, after the 
royal fashion. 

(Enter a stranger. He is of the sour type, mangy whiskers and all. He 
carries a book and a typewriter, of all things.) 
Cnut: Who are ye — you. 

^'-■anger: I, sir, am c historian whose duty it is to bore boys and girls with tiresome 
facts about things that have happened in the past, some true, some magnifi- 
cently false. Most half mode up. 
Cnut: Well sir? Whet do you want of me? 
Stranger: To see you rebuke the waves. 
King But I can't. I don't intend to. 


Stranger: Well, leave that to me. I'll fool 'em. 

King: Ow' That was cold. The water has come in. The tide's returned. (To Lords ^ 
Now gentlemen. I'll prove to you once and for all that I am not all-powerful. 
(To Father Neptune alias the Channel) You Sir, retreat! I, Cnut, command 
you to return to France, or whatever it's called. 

(The tide emits the equivalent of a snicker.) 
You see, my trusties?' In she comes, harder than before. Now cm I so great? 
(But flic lords have all vanished to help ihc historian report the facts 
wrongly. Cnut. bitfcrlx disappointed at the failure of his lesson dries his 
feet on his gozcn and toddles off.) 

The End. 


By H. A. C. Lane. 

Aeroplanes are very important things. Planes were invented by the Wright 
brothers. When aeroplanes began they had two wings and hardly any body. 

Even the early aeroplanes could get in the air and fly, but only for a few yards 
and then they came down. 

When the first plane flew across the Channel it caused a lot of excitement. 

When Lindberq flew across the Atlantic later on he flew in a plane named "The 
Spirit of St. Louis." He crossed the ocean in 1927. 

(Note: hi accepting the above contribution the Editors icelconie their young- 
est contributor, aged eight and a half years.) 


By W. A. Nelles. 

IT was in the year 1519 that Drake set out on the first round-the-world trip. He 
had great hardships to bear, for you must remember that there were not very 
many things to guide him. But despite these hardships he set out. His first stop 
was Mexico, where he raided the Spaniards. Thence he went to Cape Horn which is 
noted for its storms. He rounded the Cape safely and sailed up to the western coast of 
Mexico where he fought with a Spanish galleon from which he took great riches. 
Then as some other galleons came up, he sailed north but had to put in for repairs 
in a small boy where the natives, however, welcomed them as gods! Leaving this 
bay Drake set out for China where he got silks, jewels and pearls for his Queen. 
From here he sailed to Africa where he got more jewels, and finally he sailed home 
to England where he was handsomely rewarded for being the first Englishman to 
sail around the world. 



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